Category: Music instruments

4 String Snake Skin Uyghur Ghijeck with bow

4 String Snake Skin Uyghur Ghijeck with bow

The Ghijeck, a traditional “spiked” fiddle, is the most popular instrument in every Uyghur orchestra. With its roots traced back to the Khumal region, the contemporary Uyghur Ghijeck shares many similarities with the Chinese Erhu and the European Violin. Those familiar with either instrument will be able to quickly master the Uyghur Ghijeck. Carved from…

9 String Khomul Ghijeck With Bow

9 String Khomul Ghijeck With Bow

The Khomul Ghijek is an ancient Uyghur bowed instrument from North Eastern Xinjiang, made mostly of mulberry wood although some are made of iron or copper. The head of the instrument is in the form of a cylinder. The instrument´s long neck extends through the center of the head. The face of the head is…

Rare 8 String Plain Tajikistan Rebab (My Ring)

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This 8 stringed, high quality Rebab is made in Kashgar, at the westernmost border of China. Kashgar lies at the junction of Central Asia, making it a meeting point for the cultures and musical styles of Taijkstan, Uzbekistan, Kazahkstan, Xinjiang. Through the years travellers and merchants have passed through the oasis of Kashgar, trading stories,…

5 String Tanbour in two piece

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– the longest of the Uyghur lutes at around 150cm, the tämbür has five metal strings tuned so-so-do-so-so. The melody is played on the double right-hand strings, using a metal pick (nakhäla) on the index finger. The tämbür is sometimes used as principal instrument in the muqam, as well as for folksongs, narrative songs and…

18 String Cow Skin Dolan Rebab

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Our instruments are often made to order by a master craftsman. However, he is getting older and mulberry wood is getting more expensive; place your order so we can assure you of quick service. Crafted from mulberry and cowhide, this rare stringed instrument comes from Kashgar, an outpost on the ancient Silk Road. The Dolan…

3 String Kyrgyz Khomuz

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Among the numerous national instruments the most widespread and popular is the Khomuz, which has rich repertoire. It is a stringed instrument, made from a single piece of wood (apricot or juniper are the favoured timbers), and plucked like a guitar. While playing it, the three strings are clasped by the left hand to the…

13 String Shahtar with bow

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Shahtar – a long-necked bowed lute with one melodic and eight to twelve sympathetic metal strings. The satar plays an important role in the muqam, usually played by the lead singer (muqamchi). Its sympathetic strings may be tuned in five different ways depending on the mode of the muqam being played.While designed for a professional…