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 contrasting wooden staves on the bowl and an eye catching shiny 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 Important Specifications:
Item overall: 39.5" 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 staves of maple wood and painted beech wood and features a high gloss finish. The neck is made up of beech wood.
Soundboard: The sound board is spruce with 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: 8 white hard wood
Nut: Made from white hardwood. Neck at Nut: 1.25" W; Nut: 2" W
Neck at Body Joint: 1.5" W
Bridge: Made from white hardwood. Strings at Bridge: 1" W
Strings: 8 metal strings
Frets: Nylon tied on
End Peg: White hardwood
Sound Holes: One on the bottom of the bowl
Scale Length: 26.5"
Restrictions: NOT valid on PROP items. For UPS ground service ONLY. Only valid for the 48 contiguous United States (not valid for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii). Not valid for 3rd party shipping accounts. Promotion code must be used at time of order and cannot be combined with any other offers. Must be from available stock and shipped at one time, to one location by the expiration date. Not valid on prior sales, backorders or future shipments. Shipping will be deducted from any returns. Tax and shipping are not included in minimum purchase. Valid through July 31st, 2014. Promotion Code: JUL1450SH