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Cumbus Long Neck Saz w/ Gig Bag 6-Strings 40 Inch Blemished BLEMISHED: Cümbü? Saz, Long Neck, 40" Overall (Item Code: CMSL-2) This Cümbü? is 40 inches in overall length. It has 24 tied frets and 3 courses of the 2 metal strings each; one of which is wound. The Cümbü? Saz Long neck has a nut to bridge length of 29.5 inches. The body has a 10 inch diameter and is 6 inches deep. It comes with a soft case. The Cümbü? 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 Cümbü?, pronounced joom-bush. Cümbü? is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our Cümbü? are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul. CMSL-2S   $200.33  

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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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Mid-East 3-String Kemenche w/ Rosin and Gig Bag *Blemished BLEMISHED: Kemenche, 3-string with Rosin & Case (Item Code: KEMC) This 3-string kemenche is very light weight and only 22 inches long by 4 inches wide, the peg box is 3 inches deep. It comes with a movable bridge that must be positioned between the sound holes of the soundboard, a bow, rosin and soft gig bag. Decorations may vary from photo.

The Kemenche is a bowed spike fiddle native to the southern shore of the Eastern Black Sea. It has been called the Black Sea Fiddle, the Pontic Lyra or the Karadeziz Kemencesi. It is played with a bow, in the upright position. Rest it on your knee when sitting, or hold out in front when walking and dancing. The strings are pressed straight down onto the fingerboard like a violin. The bow is a simple, historic, design requiring your thumb or finger to tension the synthetic hairs as you play. When playing, two or all three strings are bowed at the same time. The open string(s) sound as a drone to the melody. The close proximity of the strings allows double stopping, drones, trills and other embellishments.

The tuning is diverse and the instrument is often tuned in according to the preference of the musician or the range of the vocals. Common tunings include: a-a-d, e-a-d, GDA or AEB. KEMC-2S   $109.90  


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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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Better Model Saz Approximately 39 by 9 inches. More decorated than the standard model. Soft case included. Hand made in Turkey.

For the 6-stringed baglama instruments the most frequently used tunings, two strings to a course, high to low pitch (thin to thick string, or bottom to top string) are: A G D, A D E, A D F#, G D G, A D A, A E A, G A D, and G C G.

For the 7-stringed instrument, the most frequently used tuning, from high to low pitch, is: A D G, where A is a 3-string course. SAZ003   $269.10  

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Baglama Saz, Deluxe, Amber The decorated neck makes this saz standout. The bowl body of this instrument is made of matching medium-tone staves. There are decorative inlays on the collar and around the sound hole on the bottom. This instrument features 7 strings, two courses of 2 and one course of 3. The nylon frets are movable. A nylon gig bag is 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.

*NOTE* Please expect the high gloss finish on the Turkish Saz to show dimples in the light. A perfectly smooth, unblemished, finish is nearly impossible to obtain with the technology employed in the Old-World finish process. These are handmade instruments and such dimples are common and unavoidable. SAZDA   $269.10  


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Mid-East Long Neck Saz, Deluxe

This long neck saz was hand made in Turkey and is approximately 44/45 inches by 9 inches with 7 strings and has a beautiful glossy finish.

Please note: The colors and decorations can vary from those photographed.

Accessories Included: Nylon soft case

Important Specifications:

Item Dimensions: 45" L x 10" H x 9" W

Body/Bowl: 15.5" L x 10" H x 9" W

Body & Neck: The body and neck are made of mahogany and have a gorgeous glossy finish.

Soundboard: The soundboard is spruce and has been stained.

Sound holes: There are 2 sound holes, one on the bottom of instrument and another on the side that has a swivel cover so it can be easily opened and closed and a microphone can be placed inside.

Tuning: LA-RE-SOL or A,D,G (low to high)

Tuning Pegs/Levers: There are 7 maple pegs and 3 courses of strings. Course 1 has 3 strings and course 2 and 3 has 2 strings.

Frets: 23

Nut: Made from maple. Neck at Nut: 1.125" W; Nut: 1" W

Neck at Body Joint: 1.25" W

Bridge: Made from maple. Strings at Bridge: 1.125" W

Scale Length: 33"

End peg: Mahogany

*NOTE*: Please expect the high gloss finish on the Turkish Saz to show dimples in the light. A perfectly smooth, unblemished finish is nearly impossible to obtain with the technology employed in the Old-World finish process. These are handmade and such dimples are common and unavoidable.



SAZLD   $449.10  

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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   $269.10  


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Better Kanun (second, was str007) Made out of a light colored wood like Cedar, 72 nylon strings total, the tuners are wooden with Rhinestones on the ends, metal frets that lift up (mandals for fine tuning and makam changes), lots of floral inlay on the body, has a sliding wooden piece on the side which gives access to the string-pegs for restringing purposes. 18" wide, 41" in length. Comes in a padded bag with a pocket and strap. Maker's name "Turhan Onamni" (from label inside).

The mandals (bridge Mechanisms) on this rattle a bit when played, and the bottom string end cover doesn't slide on all the way. Still looks good and plays OK. SEC2661   $1605.00  

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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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Cumbus Extra The Extra Cumbus is approximately 34 inches long. It has NO FRETS. The body is solid wood stave construction. The wood body and neck are inlayed. It has 6 courses of 2 strings each. 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. The Standard Cumbus is tuned like the Turkish Oud and one step higher than the Arabic Oud. Almost any Oud tuning can be used.
Tuning:

Metal strings are standard, played with oud mezrab (pick). Standard Cumbus tuning: DEADGC is the written book tuning and the one on the pack of strings, however this transposed. The real pitches are ABEADG a fifth above the written notes. Can also use any OUD tuning.

Sound Sample STR004DL   $809.10  

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Kemence Kemenche, 3-string with Rosin & Case. This 3-string kemenche is very light weight and only 22 inches long by 4 inches wide, the peg box is 3 inches deep. It comes with a movable bridge that must be positioned between the sound holes Tuning: EAD, long oval shape w/ fingerboard.Can use saz, guitar or violin strings of the right gauge. played in parallel 4ths by fingering and bowing 2 of the 3 strings at a time; from the Black Sea region, underhand bow grip tightens bowhair with 3rd finger right hand; STR005   $109.90  

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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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Semsemia Egyptian harp with decorative inlay. This instrument is of tourist quality, the fit and finish are quite crude and rustic looking. It has steel strings and a movable bridge. Irregular finish. Decorations and shape may differ from photo. This can be tuned form C below Middle to Middle C. There is no right or wrong tuning. Start tuning low and then choose a range that fits your vocals.

Harps is approximately 25 inches long over all, the sound box is 10 inch diameter and 3 inches deep. The Arm is approximately 18 inches wide. STR021   $74.90  


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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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Baglama Saz, Professional, Matte, Blemished BLEMISHED 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.

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-2" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.

BLM142   $200.33  

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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   $106.53  

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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   $107.10  

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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   $79.73  

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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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