The Kwitra (also kouitra and quitra); Arabic الكوترة or عود أندلسي (literally Andalusian Oud); is an Algerian stringed instrument, sometimes referred to as the Algerian lute. It is a regional instrument in the Lute family of instruments, related to Italian chitarra.
|Other names||Kouitra, Quitra, Quwytara.|
|Oud, Mandolin, Mandolute|
It has 8 strings in 4 courses. It is tuned G3 G3, E4 E4, A3 A3, D4 D4. The traditional strings are made of animal intestines. They usually have a carved soundhole in the shape of a bowl or vase.
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