Name: Krachappi.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Thailand.
Region: South East Asia.

Description: The krachappi [in Thai: กระจับปี่, pronounced kra.tɕàp.pì], also spelled grajabpi, is a plucked, fretted lute of Thailand, used in central Thai classical music. It is one of the oldest Thai classical instruments and has been little used since the 20th century.

Construction: It is made jackfruit or teak wood, and it has four strings in two courses that are plucked with a plectrum. It usually has a long decorative wooden “tail.”


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