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A boy playing a mandoliny or kabosy with full fretting.
Kabosy.
A guitar-shaped Kabosy.
Main article: Music of Madagascar

The kabosy is a box-shaped wooden guitar commonly played in music of Madagascar. It has four to six strings and is commonly thought to be a direct descendant of the Arabic oud. The kabosy has staggered frets, many of which do not even cross the entire fretboard, and is generally tuned to an open chord. [1]

A kabosy-like instrument with standard frets is known as a mandalina or mandoliny.

Kabosys are frequently handmade from scavenged materials, and their form varies greatly depending on the builder and materials available. Kabosys may be strung with nylon (often used fishing line) or steel (often from scrap wire or cable).

Notable players of the kabosy include Babata and Jean Emilien.

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Kansas City Star (blog)

Kansas City Star (blog)
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:00:00 -0800

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:45:00 -0800

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New York Times
Tue, 27 May 2014 15:06:39 -0700

A solo for the kabosy, a box-shaped guitar, was particularly affecting in its sweetness and subtlety, with rhythms recalling those of an Irish jig. Bakomanga's dancing, too, was more relaxed and reserved on the whole, characterized by loose wrists ...

World Music Central

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:18:45 -0700

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:33:45 -0800

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RFI

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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 02:10:17 -0700

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