Mid-East Cura Saz - Light
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Imported directly from Turkey, the Cura Saz is the smallest of the Saz family, thus having the highest pitch. It has a small body and short fingerboard.
Approximate Overall Dimensions:
Length: 31 inches
Height: 6.5 inches
Width: 7 inches
Accessories Included: A soft, zippered case is included for protection and storage. String sets and plectrums are sold separately
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).
Actual weight of the instrument is approximately 1.35 lbs.
Made in Turkey.
*NOTE* Wood coloration and decorations may vary from the photo. 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.