This Cumbus is 40 inches in overall length. It has 24 tied frets and 3 courses of the 2 metal strings each; one of which is wound. The Cumbus Saz Long neck has a nut to bridge length of 29.5 inches. The body has a 10 inch diameter and is 6 inches deep. It comes with a soft case. The Cumbus is a relatively young instrument. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900's. The inventor, Zeynel became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey's first president, dubbed it Cumbus , pronounced joom-bush. Cumbus is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our Cumbus are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul.