Čelo (Čselló)

Name: Čelo (Čselló).
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Croatia & Hungary.
Region: Croatia, Balkans > South Eastern Europe.

Description: The Čelo (Čselló) a four stringed lute similar in size to the bugarija and plays a counterpoint line which is usually improvised. The bas or berda (tamburabőgő), also called begeš (bőgős) – four strings. It is the largest instrument in the tamburica family, and is similar to contrabass. It can only be played standing and is used for playing bass lines.