BLEMISHED: The cura is the smallest of the saz family, approximately 28-31 inches, with the highest pitch. It has 6 metal strings in 3 courses. Imported from Turkey.
The saz is a long-necked subfamily of lute. It evolved in Persia and is still popular in Turkey. Depending on the size, it has 10-19 movable frets which include several quartertone positions. Also depending on size, it has 6 or 8 strings, with 3 courses being the most common configuration. A unique feature is that the middle course of strings is tuned to the lowest note. There are many tuning possibilities. The most common being ADG. NOTE: the lowest note, D, is tuned on the middle course of strings, A on the lower course and G on the upper course
Please Note: Wood coloring and decorations may vary from the photograph. 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.
Accessories: String sets and plectrums are sold separately
Overall Length: Approximately 28-31 inches
Length of Body Joint to Nut: 14"
Length of Body Joint to Top of Peg Box: 21.25"
Width at 1st Fret: 1"
Width at Bottom Fret: 1.1"
Depth (front to back): 1.1"
Strings: Six steel strings in 3 courses of 2 each with the following width:
.007" .007" .010" .010" .007" .007"
Frets: Tied, movable frets
Tuning: A common tuning for the cura saz is A D G high to low pitch (thin to thick string, or bottom to top string) one octave above the baglama (bozuk duzen). Item Length: 31 Item Width: 7 Item Height: 6.5
Very loud biblical harp, 26", 15 nylon strings for the biblical scale. Featuring DuPont hard nylon strings and a metal nut. Includes gig bag and tuning tool. According to Greek mythology, Hermes created a lyre-like instrument from the shell of a large tortoise. He stretched animal hide over the shell opening and attached antelope horns as posts. A similar instrument with a skin soundboard called the baganna, is a large eight or ten-string lyre, made of a trapezoidal wooden frame fitted with a skin soundboard. Some believe this is the instrument King David played to temper the ravings of King Saul. The baganna's bass vibrations are said to bring peace to the soul. The instrument, associated with the Ethiopian Coptic Church since the 4th century, was played primarily at Christmas and Lent. Includes gig bag and tuning tool. Item Length: 27 Item Width: 16.5 Item Height: 2
This lute harp is approximately 27" and has 22 nylon strings. It has a solid sheesham frame with a birch plywood soundboard. There are four soundholes on the back. Strings run from tuning pegs on the curved neck to an angled bridge on soundboard. The recommended tuning for this lute harp is diatonically (like the natural notes or white keys on a piano), from the longest to the shortest note:
Longest note is tuned to C4 Shortest note is tuned to C7
4 Inch Wooden Djembe Percussion Hand Drum. Fabulous eastern sounds played often at Jewish weddings and Bar / Bat Mitzvah parties. Divided by Drum Number: 5-drum Kit Size: 4" Model Number: 4" Drummer Drum Heads Material: Sheepskin Style: Conventional Rubber-type Electronic Board Drum Chamber Material: goat skin Weight: 620g Height: 20cm Diameter of drumhead: 10 cm Pattern: Handmade Main material: Wood , goat skin