Mid-East Long Neck Saz *Blemished -1

SKU: SAZLP-1
MSRP: $429.00
$327.00

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BLEMISHED: This long neck saz brings this important folk instrument into the modern age. This item has 7 strings arranged in 3 courses, 2 (2strings), 1 (3strings). The nylon frets are movable  String sets and plectrums are sold separately. Wood coloring and decorations may vary Imported from Turkey. Soft case include.

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.

*NOTE* Please expect the 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.

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String Notice

SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS:

There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.

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What is BLEMISHED?

Our product codes ending in "-1(S)" or "-2(S)" are blemished. These products 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. A "-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and a "-2(S)" product has moderate blemishes and/or minor repairs. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument.

Product codes ending in "-3(S)" and "-4(S)" are also new and unused, but came to us needing repairs. If it's a "-3(S)," the product has been repaired, but if it's a "-4(S)," it will still require significant repairs when received by the customer.

Our product codes ending in "PROP" are unable to be played and are for display purposes only.

Please note: For safety during shipping, we don't tune our string instruments before sending to customers.

Item Specifications

Item Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Item Weight with Case: 3 lbs.
Item Length: 45 Inches
Item Height: 10 Inches
Item Width: 11 Inches
Origin: TR
UPC: 844731061158

Shipping Specifications

Ship Weight: 50 lbs.
Ship Length: 48 Inches
Ship Height: 13 Inches
Ship Width: 18 Inches

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