Deluxe Baglama Saz
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This Deluxe Baglama Saz is handcrafted in Turkey and features 7 strings, two courses of 2 and one course of 3, and movable nylon frets. The decorated neck makes this saz an absolute standout and the back is covered with veneer. The soundboard is made up of one piece of spruce. The bowl shaped body of this instrument is made of over 20 matching medium-tone staves of mahogany. There are decorative inlays on the collar and around the sound hole which is located on the bottom of the body.
Being individually handmade, each instrument will vary slightly. Overall dimensions are approximately: 38-40 inches in length, 9-10 inches in width and 10-11 inches in depth.
The most frequently used tuning, from high to low pitch, is: A D G, where A is a 3-string course.
String sets and plectrums are sold separately.
Accessories Included: Nylon case
Wood coloration and decorations may vary from the photo.
Actual weight of the instrument is approximately 2.5 lbs.
Made in Turkey.
*NOTE* 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' finishing process. These are handmade instruments and such dimples are common and unavoidable.
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.