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Cumbus Cura, 6-String with Gig Bag, 29-Inch, Mahogany Neck This cumbus cura has a clear synthetic sound board and a mahogany neck with a black fret board and is 29 inches in overall length.

The cumbus is a relatively young instrument. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900's. The inventor, Zeynel, became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey's first president, dubbed it cumbus (pronounced joom-bush). Cümbü? is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our cumbuses are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul.

Accessories Included: Soft case lightly padded

Important Specifications:

Item overall: 29" L x 4.5" H x 8.75" W

Body/Bowl: 8.75" L x 3.75" H x 8.75" W

Body & Neck: The body consists of a spun aluminum bowl with cast aluminum hardware and a saz style neck made from mahogany.

Soundboard: Clear synthetic head


Sound holes: 22 small holes


Tuning Pegs/Levers: There are 6 metal mechanical geared right angle tuning pegs/levers with a 1:14 ratio.

Strings: 3 courses of 2 strings. From right to left the string width is: .008," .008," .012," .012," .008," .025." There are 5 steel strings and 1 wound string.

End Peg: Metal and attached to bowl

Tuning: The standard cumbus is tuned like the Turkish oud and one step higher than the Arabic oud. Almost any oud tuning can be used. The two strings that make up a course are tuned to the same key.

(The following tuning suggestions are from low to high)

Standard: A B E a d g; or D E A D G C

Egyptian/Arab: D G A D G C
New Turkish Classical: F# B E A D G
Turkish/Armenian: E A B E A D
Turkish/Armenian Variant: C# F# B E A D
Old Turkish Classical: A D E A D G
The Ukulele Cumbus: G C E A
The Cumbus Cura: A D G

Frets:
19 movable nylon frets


Nut: Plastic. Neck at Nut: 1" W; Nut: 1" W

Neck at Body Joint: 1.125" W

Bridge: Wooden bridge painted black.

Strings at Bridge: 1" W

Scale Length: 20.5"


SPECIAL NOTE: No Warranty on Strings CMBCM   $233.10  


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Cumbus Saz, Short Neck The Cumbus is 35.5 inches in overall length. It has 19 tied frets and 3 courses of the 2 metal strings each; one of which is wound. The Cumbus Saz Short neck has a nut to bridge length of 25 inches. The body has a 10 inch diameter and is 6 inches deep. It comes with a soft case.

The Cumbus is a relatively young instrument. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900's. The inventor, Zeynel became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey's first president, dubbed it Cumbus, pronounced joom-bush. Cumbus is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our Cumbus are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul.

SPECIAL NOTE: No Warranty on Strings CMSS   $269.10  


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Persian Santoor Long side 34", short side 14", height 11", depth 3". Comes with case, hammers and a 1" tuning key. HAM001   $521.10  

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Rabab with Bow A rectangular wooden frame fitted on both sides with goat skin forms the resonator of this instrument. The single steel string is tunable with a wooden peg mounted on the long neck. It is played with a bow. Body is approximately 11" w x 20" t; over all length is approximately 34.5". The term Rabab is found in ninth and tenth century texts,and is the oldest known Arabic word for a bowed instrument Capable of a range of dynamic accents. This instrument is the essential melody instrument of the nomadic Bedouins; customarily played by the sha'ir, or poet-singer, to accompany heroic and love songs. A rabab player rests the instrument vertically on his or her knee and draws the bow across the string in a similar fashion to a cello player. Never handle the hair of the bow with your hands. Oils from your skin will be absorbed by the bow hairs and leave permanent slick spots on the hair. The bow hair, whether it is made of real horsehair or synthetic fibers, will be slick. In order to grab the strings it will need to be coated with rosin. Rosin is sold seperatley. RABAB   $79.90  

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Baglama Saz, Electronic, Plain, Matte This electronic saz has a Piezo pick-up, the jack is in the bottom, next to the sound hole. This instrument features 7 strings, two courses of 2 and one course of 3. The nylon frets are movable. A nylon case included. String sets and plectrums are sold separately. Wood coloring and decorations may vary. Approximately 38-40 inches in length, 9-10 inches in width and 10-11 inches in depth. Handmade in Turkey.

The most frequently used tuning, from high to low pitch, is: A D G, where A is a 3-string course. SAZE-PM   $278.85  


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Baglama Saz, Professional, Matte The bowl body of this instrument is made of matching medium-tone staves. This instrument features 7 strings, two courses of 2 and one course of 3. The nylon frets are movable. A nylon case included. String sets and plectrums are sold separately. Wood coloring and decorations may vary. Approximately 38-40 inches in length, 9-10 inches in width and 10-11 inches in depth. Handmade in Turkey.

The most frequently used tuning, from high to low pitch, is: A D G, where A is a 3-string course. SAZP-M   $226.85  


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Electric Saz (second, was saz005) Originally saz005.

Body was damaged in shipping; has large, ugly but stable repaired cracks on back. Since it has electronic pickups, the body structure is not as important, though, to the final overall amplified sound.

Re-wired simply but correctly. Imported from Turkey, where the Saz continues to be an important Turkish folk instrument. This electronic saz has a Humbucking pickup in base of body, next to the decoratively carved sound hole.

Saz can have a number of tunings; including CGC, DGC CFC, EDA, and others There are 19 tied nylon, movable frets. Soft case included.

Sound board is spruce. Body and neck are various woods including: mahogany, wenge, butternut, walnut, oak and others.

Over al length: 48
Neck 24.5 L x 2.25 inches W
Nut to Bridge: 27.75 inches
19 Tied nylon frets
5 metal strings. Player can add one more string if wanted. String sets and plectrums are sold separately. SEC2767   $386.10  

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Persian Santoor (second, was ham001) Comes with hammers and tuning key Longside 34", includes 1" tuning peg. Shortside 14", Height 11", Depth 3". Nice instrument! Comes with 1 pair of hammers and a "not very good" tuning wrench. No case. SEC2817   $521.10  

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Best Kanun The Kanun is a very old and historic Asian instrument. It normally rests on your knees, played by plucking individual strings with special picks worn on your fingers. In the 20th century, the Turks improved the design by adding tuning keys, greatly expanding the musical possibilities of this already amazing and versatile instrument. With 72 nylon stings, there is almost no limit to what you can play on a Kanun. 18 inches wide and 41 inches long. Includes a protective padded case. This model differs from STR007 by having more inlay, a finished bridge and more mandalas. STR008   $2950.00  

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Moroccan Sintir The sintir has a body carved out of a wooden log, a long round neck with 3 gut strings, the middle string being the shortest, and has a camel skin covered resonator. The gut strings are plucked downward with the knuckle side of the index finger and the inside of the thumb, creating a strongly percussive tone. Often the player attaches dangling metal rings and other devices which add a buzzing element to the tone. STR181   $625.00  

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String set for Yayli Tambur (Tanbur) Very long strings for the bowed yayli tambur; heavier gauge than the saz set - can also be used on the Cumbus banjo saz to tune to a lower pitch (GDG, GDA) or on a regular baglama saz for the same purpose. BAN003S   $9.90  

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Cumbus Aluminum Body, Large Aluminum replacement body part for cumbus ukulele.

The cumbus is a relatively young instrument. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900's. The inventor, Zeynel, became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey's first president, dubbed it cumbus (pronounced joom-bush). Cumbus is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our cumbuses are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul.

Important Specifications:

Item overall: 12" L x 5.5" H x 12" W

Body/Bowl: 12" L x 5.5" H x 12" W

Body: The body consists of a spun aluminum bowl with cast aluminum ring. Area for strings to attach is located on bowl.

Soundboard: Clear synthetic head with 20 sound holes

CBAL   $143.10  

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Cumbus Aluminum Body, Large, Blemished BLEMISHED: Aluminum replacement body part for cumbus ukulele.

The cumbus is a relatively young instrument. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900's. The inventor, Zeynel, became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey's first president, dubbed it cumbus (pronounced joom-bush). Cumbus is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our cumbuses are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul.

Important Specifications:

Item overall: 12" L x 5.5" H x 12" W

Body/Bowl: 12" L x 5.5" H x 12" W

Body: The body consists of a spun aluminum bowl with cast aluminum ring. Area for strings to attach is located on bowl.

Soundboard: Clear synthetic head with 20 sound holes CBAL-2   $159.00  

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Cumbus Aluminum Body, Small Aluminum replacement body part for cumbus ukulele.

The cumbus is a relatively young instrument. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900's. The inventor, Zeynel, became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey's first president, dubbed it cumbus (pronounced joom-bush). Cumbus is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our cumbuses are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul.

Important Specifications:

Item overall: 8.75" L x 8.75" H x 3.75" W

Body: 8.75" L x 8.75" H x 3.75" W

Body: The body consists of a spun aluminum bowl with cast aluminum ring. Area for strings to attach is located on bowl.

Soundboard: Clear synthetic head with 22 sound holes

CBAS   $119.00  

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Cumbus Aluminum Body, Small, Blemished BLEMISHED: Aluminum replacement body part for cumbus ukulele.

The cumbus is a relatively young instrument. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900's. The inventor, Zeynel, became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey's first president, dubbed it cumbus (pronounced joom-bush). Cumbus is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our cumbuses are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul.


Important Specifications:


Item overall: 8.75" L x 8.75" H x 3.75" W


Body: 8.75" L x 8.75" H x 3.75" W


Body: The body consists of a spun aluminum bowl with cast aluminum ring. Area for strings to attach is located on bowl.


Soundboard: Clear synthetic head with 22 sound holes CBAS-2   $119.00  

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String Set for Baglama Saz Avarez brand AS-900, string length is approximately 40-42 inches. The set contains Three Envelopes, numbered 1-3. Envelope 1 is LA with 4 thin steel strings, .007 inch gage. Envelope 2 is RE with two heavy steel strings, .012 inch gage. Envelope 3 is SOL with 2 heavy silver wound steel strings, one is .015 inch and one is .023 inch gage. Does not work with our electric saz. Design specifically for saz002 SAZ002S   $9.90  

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String Set for Electric Saz Designed specifically for our saz005 electric saz SAZ005S   $9.90  

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Saz Pick, 10 Pack (Plectrums) Plastic pick for the saz. Size, style and color vary. SAZM   $6.50  

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