This electronic saz has a Piezo pick-up, the jack is in the bottom, next to the sound hole. This item has 7 strings arranged in 3 courses, 2(2strings), 1(3strings). The electronics are a 1/4" jack attached to a piezo pickup that is attached to the spruce soundboard. The nylon frets are movable String sets and plectrums are sold separately. Wood coloring and decorations may vary Imported from Turkey.
The saz is a long-necked subfamily of lute. It evolved in Persia and is still popular in Turkey. Depending on the size, it has 10-19 movable frets which include several quartertone positions. Also depending on size, it has 6 or 8 strings, with 3 courses being the most common configuration. A unique feature is that the middle course of strings is tuned to the lowest note. There are many tuning possibilities. The most common being ADG. NOTE: the lowest note, D, is tuned on the middle course of strings, A on the lower course and G on the upper course.
Please note: Decorations and colors will vary. These are all individually made and will be unique.
Item Overall: 41 inches in length, 9.5 inches in height and 9 inches in width
Body/Bowl: 19.5 inches in length, 9.5 inches in height and 7 inches in width
Body/Neck: Hardwood stave construction/wooden neck
Tuning Pegs/ Levers:There are 6 tuning pegs
Frets: 24 nylon movable Frets
Nut: 1.1250 inches in width; Neck at Nut: 1.1250 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 1.25 inches in width
Bridge: Strings at Bridge: 1.1250 inches
Scale Length: 29.5 inches (adjustable)
End Peg: 6 Brass tuners