Name: Tro U.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes > Spike > Bowed.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.313.7
Region: South East Asia.
Description: The tro u [in Khmer: ទ្រអ៊ូ; also spelled tro ou] is a traditional instrument from Cambodia. It is similar to the Thai saw u and the Chinese yehu. Although the latter instrument has a wooden rather than animal skin face
Construction: It is a low-pitched, two-stringed vertical fiddle with a coconut shell body that has one end covered with animal skin. Its two strings are made of silk, gut, nylon, or metal, running over a bridge made of bamboo, wood, bone, ivory, or seashell.
Citations: Bibliography: Khean, Yun; Dorivan, Keo; Lina, Y; Lenna, Mao. Traditional Musical Instruments of Cambodia [PDF Download]. Kingdom of Cambodia: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. p. 59 ; Websites: