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The horn-violinist

The horn-violin is a violin that amplifies its sound through a metal resonator and metal horns rather than a wooden sound box as on a standard violin. Its directional projection of sound made it particularly useful in the early days of phonographic recording. The instrument is popular in Romanian folk-music however it is used sparsely as the grating tone can become irritating after a while.

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Taken on August 25, 2011