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The seven-string hallikset was a stringed musical instrument. The former Jedi Cere Junda owned a hallisket, which Padawan Cal Kestis found and used psychometry to play in 14 BBY. In 34 ABY, the musician Sudswater Dillifay Glon played a hallikset as part of the Shag Kava band at Takodana Castle on the planet Takodana. Not long after this, a hallikset was displayed in Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities on the planet Batuu.

DescriptionEdit

The hallikset was a seven-stringed musical instrument consisting of a circular witherstring topboard, a fingerboard, and nut.[1]

HistoryEdit

"That song… I wrote it. Years ago. You touch an object and witness events connected to it. You feel its history."
―Cere Junda witnesses Cal Kestis playing her seven-string hallikset — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]

Sabé, a handmaiden of Queen Padmé Amidala of Naboo, came from a family of hallikset players, where she had learned breath control.[3] Her brothers were famous players, and Amidala once mentioned that if Sabé had stayed a musician, she could have been the third-best hallikset player in the family.[4]

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Cal Kestis played Cere Junda's hallikset.

The former Jedi Cere Junda owned a seven-string hallikset and at one point wrote a song using it. years later[2] in 14 BBY,[5] she kept the instrument aboard the S-161 "Stinger" XL yacht Stinger Mantis while on the run as a fugitive from the Galactic Empire. After joining the crew of the starship, Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis found the hallikset sat upon the Mantis's couch and using psychometry saw the object's history, enabling him to play the song Junda had written using the instrument. Junda witnessed him playing and recognised the song and surmized he had used psychometry.[2]

The musician Sudswater Dillifay Glon played a red seven-string hallikset as part[1] of the Shag Kava band.[6] In the year 34 ABY,[7] Glon played the hallikset at the castle[8] of the pirate Maz Kanata on the planet Takodana,[1] where the band performed the songs "Jabba Flow" and "Dobra Doompa" shortly before the castle was destroyed by the forces of the First Order. The musician preferred to play the hallikset with a bow while at Kanata's castle.[6]

At some point during the war between the First Order and the Resistance following the Battle of Crait, the Ithorian antiques dealer Dok-Ondar had a seven-string hallikset on display on the upper shelves of his store, Dok-Ondar's Den of Antiquities, in Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu.[9]

Behind the scenesEdit

A seven-string hallikset first appeared in the 2015 sequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.[8] It was not identified in the film,[8] but was named in the reference book Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, written by Pablo Hidalgo[1] and released on the same day as the film.[10] Amy Fry was one of the artists who designed the art asset for the 2019 video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.[11]

The mention of the instrument in the 2019 novel Queen's Shadow, written by E. K. Johnston, when Padmé Amidala and Sabé discuss the latter's family, misspells its name as "halliket."[4]

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