The Gardon (actually ütőgardon ) or blow cello is a traditional Hungarian rhythm instrument Székely from Csík ( Ciuc ) and the Tschango from Gyimes ( Ghimes ). His body is carved like a trough from one piece of wood. The covering is done with gut strings, three tuned to D, one in D (one octave higher).
It is not like its namesake, the cello, played with a bow. Three of the strings are struck with a mallet made of wood, the octave string is plucked vigorously. The Gardon is obliquely worn in front of the belly.
In Gyimes the cello -like instrument for rhythmic accompaniment of one or two violins used.