komuz (Ancient Kyrgys fretless string)

~ String instrument

Description

Possibly dating back as far as 6000 BC, it is a national symbol of the Kyrgyz. Made of a single piece of apricot or juniper wood with 3 gut stings, it has derivations in much of eastern Europe.

Relationships

from:Kyrgyzstan
derivations:kobza (Ukraininan lute-zither)
type of:lute family
Wikidata:Q645977 [info]