Bamboo hybrid musical instrument called a 'dan tre'. The instrument has twenty-three 800mm-long wire strings attached to a bamboo tube. An Australian-made metal hose-clamp is around the top rim. An Australian 'DANTE' brand rectangular four-litre olive oil tin, which acts as a resonator, is strapped to the base of the tube with two metal hose clamps. The strings are attached to Australian-made stainless steel tuning keys created from screw assemblies, and each string has an individual bridge made of wood. Sound holes have been drilled around the body and some of them have been filled in. The 'dan tre' has been inscribed with details of the instrument's musical interpretation. European notation has been written on the bamboo in red pencil, with a guide to the releveant string numbers given in lead pencil. This would act as a guide for playing and tuning the instrument.
Minh Nguyen collection
Mr Minh Tam Nguyen
Bamboo, Metal - non specific, Stainless steel, Wood