Item:Albarco balalaika set with smoke rubies along the fretboard
|albarco balalaika set with smoke rubies along the fretboard|
|Look:||Made of polished albarco, the purplish brown wood has been lacquered to make the dark streaks in the grain stand out even more. On the instrument itself, a detailed acid-etched engraving of the history of the Gor'Togs, from creation to enslavement, to eventual freedom and beyond has been burned into the dark wood. Dark smoke rubies have been inlaid along the fretboard to give a hint of color.|
|Appraised Cost:|| 2,187,500 Kronars|
|Dimensions:||5 length x 3 width x 1 height|
|Sources:||Source is Musiceum (3), Hollow Eve Festival 417 Auction, E'erdream instrument case set with two lotus flower sapphire clasps|
- The albarco balalaika appears to be a stringed instrument.
- You are certain that the albarco balalaika is crafted from wood.
- You are certain that the albarco balalaika is created with masterful craftsmanship.
- You are certain that the albarco balalaika is strung with a set of twelve gut strings.
- You are certain that the albarco balalaika needs a pick to be played.
- With a three-sided body, the balalaika is often considered a quintessential Toggish instrument as it can be considered unwieldy. While Togs themselves introduced the low resonating bass and contrabass balalaika to society, which could explain why other races found this instrument hard to manage -- other pitches have been adapted and intermingled into Elanthia culture including a piccolo, popular among gnomes. The balalaika in Toggish culture was often made use of during festive occasions because of the lively tones it can produce. A balalaika requires a pick or plectrum to play.