Pas-ing - Phillipines


Purchased in the Phillipine Islands, 1966

From Graciela's Notes

This instrument is classified as a bamboo "guitar." It always has strings made of the outer skin of the bamboo. Most of the pas-ing native instruments have a hole or two cut under the string that serve as an airhole for resonance. It is played by beating with a stick. This one has three strings that are very close together. It is made by the Apayaos in one of the islands of the Philippines. Instruments made of bamboo are very popular and numerous in the Philippines. Bought in the Philippine Islands sometime in1966.

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