BLEMISHED: 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 hard wood 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