The ORIGINAL Viola Da Gamba !!!
Introduced in the 16th century in Italy. Styled after that most popular of the crustacian family and culinary delight: the giant shrimp.
The giant shrimp's alternate name, the gamba, originates from the italian and means knee or joint, referring to the way it's shell bends.On the other hand gamba also means leg and the word ham (and the french jambe/jambon) derives directly from it.
The VIola da Gamba is played holding it between the knees / legs, like it's more popular cousin, the cello from the violin family.
Green Onion's Gamba is equped with a pick-up for amplification.
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