Slot none; Aura strong transmutation; CL 20th; Weight 3 lbs.
The Golden Fiddle is a flawless instrument; its tone and clarity are unrivaled. It is an instrument so fine it practically performs itself, granting anyone who plays it a +10 competence bonus on Perform (string instruments) checks with it.
A character with ranks in Perform (string instruments) can play the fiddle to summon a monster, as if via a summon monster spell with a spell level equal to half his HD (rounded down), to a maximum of summon monster IX. This counts as a kind of performance, which the user may continue for a number of rounds per day equal to his Charisma modifier. If the user of the Golden Fiddle is a bard, he may add his bard level to the number of rounds per day he can summon a monster with the Fiddle, and may activate it as a move or swift action if he could normally do so with his bardic performance. He may not use his normal rounds of bardic performance to summon a monster.
If the Golden Fiddle is played together with one other Golden Instrument of Amatti, their players can produce an effect duplicating any bard, sorcerer, or wizard spell of 4th level or lower, or any other spell of 3rd level or lower. This effect requires a standard action from both of the people playing those instruments, and they must agree on which effect is to take place. If three instruments are played together, they can instead produce an effect equivalent to limited wish. If all four instruments are played together, they can produce an effect equivalent to wish, and possibly more. In any case, the Fiddle can be used together with other Golden Instruments no more than once per day.