Chapei

Name: Chapei.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Tuning: G / C in the interval of a fifth
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Cambodia.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The Chapei Dong Veng [In Khmer: ចាប៉ីដងវែង] or chapey [in Khmer: ចាប៉ី] it is a Cambodian long necked lute that is usually plucked. Strung with nylon strings. Having 12 frets arranged in the following order D1 / E2 / F3 / G4 / A5 / B6 / C7 / D8 / E9 / F10 / G11 / A12.

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