Technical description: Box of pine with 20|×|12 piece of beech screwed to the base at the bottom to act as a wrestplank. Beech bridge and nut. Strings are longer at the outside of the instrument. Oak lid. Poplar(?) batten at the end of the lid with note names on it. Metal strings. Sounding length of string from the wrestpins, the strings do not go over any sort of raised bridge, but the wrestpins sit in the bridge itself. Square headed tuning-pins. Holes cut in the lid to allow the instrument to be tuned without removing the lid. Oblong box, with no attempt to imitate the shape of a bell. The strings go over a beech nut and attach at the bottom by screws which must be removed to detach the strings.