Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Croatia & Hungary.
Region: Croatia, Balkans > South Eastern Europe.
Description: The celo [in Croatian: Čelo] or [in Magyar: Čselló] has four individual strings, 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.