BLEMISHED The decorated neck makes this saz standout. The bowl body of this instrument is made of matching medium-tone staves. There are decorative inlays on the collar and around the sound hole on the bottom. This instrument features 7 strings, two courses of 2 and one course of 3. The nylon frets are movable. A nylon gig bag is included. String sets and plectrums are sold separately. Wood coloring and decorations may vary. Approximately 38-40 inches in length, 9-10 inches in width and 10-11 inches in depth. Handmade in Turkey.
The most frequently used tuning, from high to low pitch, is: A D G, where A is a 3-string course.
*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 finish process. These are handmade instruments and such dimples are common and unavoidable.
Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-2" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.