|Object Type: Musical Instrument|
|Found: Across the Known Universe, mostly created on Chusuk.|
|Affiliation: Used by many minstrels, poets and singers, notably Gurney Halleck.|
"Nine-stringed musical instrument, lineal descendant of the zithra, tuned to the Chusuk scale and played by strumming. Favorite instrument of Imperial troubadours."
Summarising InformationA musical instrument prized across the universe for its calming dulcet tones, the baliset was a plucking instrument, with nine strings. Mostly made with
|Gurney Halleck with his signature baliset.|
Out of-Universe InformationIn the Lynch film in 1984, the Baliset was depicted using a real, albeit exotic, musical instrument called a "Chapman Stick". The instrument is half guitar and half bass guitar and played like a keyboard by tapping on the fingerboard. In the movie, a rounded body was added which rotated while being played in the unabridged version of the film.
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