iVee#107 – ES Wayang

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Wayang kulit is a traditional performing arts of puppet-shadow play that is mainly developed in Java, Indonesia. Wayang comes from the word ‘Ma Hyang’ which means to the spiritual spirit, god, or God Almighty. There is also a mean wayang is a Javanese term meaning ‘shadow’, this is because the audience can also watch the puppet from behind the screen or just the shadow only.
In a wayang kulit performance, the puppet figures are rear-projected on a taut linen screen with a coconut-oil (or electric) light. The Dalang (puppeteer ) who is also a narrator of dialogue of wayang figures, manipulates carved leather figures between the lamp and the screen to bring the shadows to life, accompanied by gamelan music played by a group of nayaga and tembang sung by the pesinden.
In order to understand the wayang story, the audience must have knowledge of the wayang figures whose shadow appears on the screen. In general wayang takes the story from the Mahabharata and Ramayana texts, but not limited to the standard, the puppeteer can also play the carangan (composition) play. Some stories are taken from Panji’s story. Wayang kulit is among the best known, offering a unique combination of ritual, lesson and entertainment.

Type: electric guitar
SN: 160607
Body: Aluminum Plate (1.6mm) with “Wayang” etching
Brass “Rama & Sita” inlays on top
Body side: brass 1mm
Colors: Black w/ polishing brass top
Gold hardware
Machining aluminum neck pocket
Neck: Maple
Board: Sonokeling, 12″ Radius
Scale Length: 25.5″
No. of Frets: 22 medium
Nut: Graphtech TusQ, Width at Nut: 42mm, string spacing: 36mm
Machine Heads: Gotoh SGS510Z GG
Tremolo: Stetsbar
Pickup: Handwound H-S-S GanËÈ Pickups Hybrid w/ matching theme cover
Controls: Bourns 500K Volume & Tone Slide Pot w/.033@400v Russian K40Y-9
Oak Grigsby 5pos PU-switching
Weight: 4,5 Kg
Hardcase included

1 thought on “iVee#107 – ES Wayang”

  1. Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way to much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

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