Gallichon or Galichon, a plucked string instruments, is a variation of bass baroque lute. Galichon is sometimes confused with the mandore, a forerunner of the mandolin.

Gallichon appeared around the beginning of the 18th century, probably derives from the earlier varieties baroque lute. He was a day late baroque instrument, a relatively popular in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in the 18th and 19th centuries, used primarily to carry basso continuo.[1]


  1. James Tyler, Paul Sparks () The Early Mandolin: The Mandolino and the Neapolitan Mandoline, Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, p. 52 ISBN: 978-0-19-816302-2.

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