photo of Adapted Viola
Photo by Fred Lyon
ADAPTED VIOLA and other Stringed Instruments

ADAPTED VIOLA: The fingerboard was made in California in 1928 and attached to a viola body in New Orleans in 1930. The string length is 20 inches, from bridge to nut. Tuning: G-D-A-E, an octave below the violin. Brads are inserted in the fingerboard to show 37 stops to the octave.
ADAPTED GUITARS: Three guitars were adapted, between 1935 and 1953. One has ten strings tuned on a tonality basis, the second six strings tuned in unison, and the third -- no longer in use -- a smooth fingerboard. All three were designed for electronic pick-up.
KOTO: A Japanese koto was used in The Bewitched. This is the traditional instrument with a few minor changes.

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