The baglama saz has a long, rich history in Turkey and is the most important instrument in Turkish folk music. Our baglama saz was made in Turkey and features beautiful mahogany and walnut wooden staves on the bowl and an eye catching satin finish throughout.
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.
Accessories Included: Soft case lightly padded
Item overall: 39" L x 10" H x 9.5" W
Body/Bowl: 15" L x 10" H x 9.5" W
Body & Neck: The body is made up of 19 alternating wooden staves of mahogany and walnut and features a beautiful satin finish. The bowl also features 2 wooden inlays with a Moresque design.
Neck: The neck is made up of beech wood
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce and features mahogany inserts
Tuning: For this model, use the 7-stringed instrument tuning, which is the most frequently used, from high to low pitch it is: A D G, where A is a 3-string course.
Tuning Pegs/Levers: 7 white hardwood pegs
Nut: Hardwood Neck at Nut: 1" W; Nut: 2" W
Neck at Body Joint: 1.8" W
Bridge: Floating; hardwood Strings at Bridge: 1" W
Strings: 7 strings in total: First course: 3 strings with different octaves, Second course: 2 strings in unison, Third course: 2 strings with different octaves
Frets: 19 nylon string frets
End Peg: Hardwood
Sound Holes: One on the bottom of the bowl
Scale Length: 26.5"
Actual instrument weight is approximately 2.2 lbs.
Made in Turkey
SPECIAL NOTE - No Warranty on Strings: Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. During the long journey to your home the elements affect the strings and may shorten their life expectancy and reduce their sound quality. On occasion, a string may fail during this trip; therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing them as soon as possible. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument.