An early 19th-century stringed instrument resembling a guitar in shape and having six strings and frets, but played with a bow like a cello.
- The ‘arpeggione’ is one of those hybrid instruments that never caught on.
- Unfortunately for its maker and devotees, the arpeggione was anathema before it was even built.
- An almost forgotten instrument, the arpeggione enjoyed a brief life in the early 19th century.
Late 19th century: from German, from arpeggio.
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