Can anyone tell me what this is? in Jam Session - General Discussion Posted November 10, 2020 · Edited November 10, 2020 by Mark.Nelson File too large to attach so I posted a link instead. Sheesh. Hi Jonas (et al) I am attaching a link to a pdf posted on my Dropbox : "De Hommel in Lage Landen." It is a short English introduction from 1976 to a much larger book of the same name by Hubert Boone. Anyone can download it using the link. As I said, I believe Wim Bosmans was involved in the English summary. Last contact I had with him a couple years ago, he was still playing traditional music. The larger book is well worth searching out for the many photos of historic instruments. As you can see from the photos on the cover of the pdf, the instrument took on many different shapes. And I am happy to discover that my memory is not that faulty; one of the names for the hommel in Flanders is "vlier." Beats "tokkelblock" - "plucking log." I'd also suggest paying a visit to the Musical Instrument Museum in Brussels to view their collection. All the best to you!