Category: Music instruments

3 String Kyrgyz Khomuz

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Among the numerous national instruments the most widespread and popular is the Khomuz, which has rich repertoire. It is a stringed instrument, made from a single piece of wood (apricot or juniper are the favoured timbers), and plucked like a guitar. While playing it, the three strings are clasped by the left hand to the…

13 String Shahtar with bow

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Shahtar – a long-necked bowed lute with one melodic and eight to twelve sympathetic metal strings. The satar plays an important role in the muqam, usually played by the lead singer (muqamchi). Its sympathetic strings may be tuned in five different ways depending on the mode of the muqam being played.While designed for a professional…

Rare Antique Dolan Ghijeck with bow

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Our instruments are often made to order by a master craftsman. However, he is getting older and mulberry wood is getting expensive, so place your order while we can assure you of quick service.The Dolan Ghijeck is the most ancient Ghijeck and it is the ancestor of all Ghijecks. Its spherical head is made of…

15 String Plain Dolan Rebab

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Our instruments are often made to order by a master craftsman. However, he is getting older and mulberry wood is getting more expensive; place your order so we can assure you of quick service. Crafted from mulberry and cowhide, this rare stringed instrument comes from Kashgar, an outpost on the ancient Silk Road. The Dolan…

15 String traditional Dolan Rebab

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Our instruments are often made to order by a master craftsman. However, he is getting older and mulberry wood is getting more expensive; place your order so we can assure you of quick service. Crafted from mulberry and cowhide, this rare stringed instrument comes from Kashgar, an outpost on the ancient Silk Road. The Dolan…

5 String Antique Tanbour

Tämbür- the longest of the Uyghur lutes at around 90cm, the tämbür has five metal strings tuned so-so-do-so-so. The melody is played on the double right-hand strings, using a metal pick (nakhäla) on the index finger. The tämbür is sometimes used as principal instrument in the muqam, as well as for folksongs, narrative songs and…

High Quality Uyghur Dap

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High Qaulity Uyghur Dap- a frame drum, of which two types are current. The smaller näghmä däpi, at around 25-30 cm in diameter, is a virtually indispensable instrument for the muqam, playing a leading role in the instrumental sections (märghul). The larger chong dap is used in other folk contexts, it may be used to…

7 String Snake Skin Uyghur Rebab

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7 String Snake Skin Uyghur RebabThe Rebab, renowned as “the lion of instruments”, traces it’s roots back to the 7th Century as it traveled along the ancient Silk Road from the besieged Afghan kingdom to the Uyghur people. Carved from the wood of the wild mulberry tree, Rebab’s have since become the heart of the…

Snake Skin Khomul Ghijeck with bow

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The Khomul Ghijek is an ancient Uyghur bowed instrument from North Eastern Xinjiang, made mostly of mulberry wood although some are made of iron or copper. The head of the instrument is in the form of a cylinder. The instrument´s long neck extends through the center of the head. The face of the head is…