Harry Partch - Surrogate Kithara
  Year :   1953
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Instrument
  Materials:   Redwood base, and redwood resonators except for thin vertical-grain Sitka spruce for soundboards. Mandolin tuning beads
  Info :   Gate 5, Sausalito, California





 
  Work Details  
  Roughly a triangle, 40 by 40 by 36 inches. Each resonator is 36 by 5.5 by 4.5 inches, outside. The attached seat for the player is 14 inches above the floor, and the upper resonator 22.5 inches above.Each resonator has eight strings. The higher is composed of identities of a major tonality, the lower of identities of a minor tonality. As with the Kitharas, 0.5 inch glass rods stop the strings for higher tones and chords. Played with picks, fingers, mallets, and felted sticks.