Old-style Arabian Fiddle - Rebec


A SURE-FIRE "conversation piece", this medieval-style fiddle makes a highly decorative wall ornament for the music or game room.

More than just a piece of interesting bric-a-brac,the instrument can actually be played and has a very unique and pleasing musical quality. Early bowed instruments, ancestors of the modern violin, were of this general shape, probably due to the influence of the Arabian two-string rehab from which the later European rebec seems to have been developed. Violins, shaped as we know them, did not appear until the 16th century.