Satar- 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 musician, the artisanal craftsmanship and beauty of the Satar will appeal to all art collectors as a beautiful and traditional piece.Product Details:Length: 1.40cmNumber of strings: 13Includes:A muqam art posterShipping:Due to the size of the instrument, over 140cm long, the Satar will arrive in 2 pieces. You can easily put it together with somecarpenter´s glue.Please allow 20-30 days for priority shipping, express shipping options are also available. Every Satar is packed in a custom-built wooden box to ensure safe arrival.