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A vodchakh was made of the wood of the chek'ma tree, a dark hardwood that would be stained almost black. It was approximately half a meter long (this varied slightly by craftsman), with half its length a bell-shaped piece of hollow wood, and the other half a narrow neck. Seven strings stretched from the base of the bell to the end of the neck.
The vodchakh was played with a bow, like a violin.