Dutar- a long-necked plucked lute with two nylon (formerly silk) strings tuned a fifth or sometimes a fourth apart, with seventeen chromatic frets. The dutar is beautifully decorated, like all Uyghur lutes, with settings in horn or bone. It is used to accompany folksongs, and as a supporting instrument in the muqam. A dutar can be found in almost every Uyghur home, and is the sole instrument which Uyghur women have traditionally played. It is played glissando, mainly on the upper string but with some heterophony from the thumb on the lower string.Due to the size of the instrument, over 1.30cm long, the dutar will arrive in 2 pieces. You can easily put it together with somecarpenter´s glue.While designed for a professional musician, the artisanal craftsmanship and beauty of the Dutar will appeal to all art collectors as a beautiful and traditional piece.Product Details:Length:130cmNumber of strings:2Includes: Photocopy of dutar music score book.Shipping:Please allow 20-30 days for priority shipping, express shipping options are also available.Every Dutar is packed in a custom-built wooden box to ensure safe arrival.