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New Electric Baglama Decorated and Profesional
Back view of decorated profesional saz

Baglama is the most commonly used string folk instrument in Turkey. It takes different names according to the regions and according to its size such as Baglama, Divan Sazı, Bozuk, Cogur, Kopuz Irızva, Cura, Tambura, etc. Order now!

Cura Cura is the smallest member of the baglama family with the highest pitched sound. The member one size bigger than cura which gives a sound that is one octave lower than cura is the tambura. And the one with the deepest sound is the Divan sazı whose sound is one octave lower compared to tambura. Order now!
Decorated profesional baglamas Baglama has three main parts called Tekne, Gogus and Sap. Tekne part is generally made from mulberry trees as well as from woods of juniper, beech, spruce or walnut. The gogus part is made from spruce and the sap section from beech or juniper.
Saz keys closeup There are pieces called burgu (screw) at the end of the sap which is opposite to tekne part to which the strings are tied. These screws are used for tuning. There are pitches on the sap tied fith fish line. Baglama is played with a Mızrap or Tezene made from cherry wood bark or plastic and fingers are used in some regions. The later technique is called Selpe.
saz strings closeup Thee three string groups on baglama in groups of two or three. These string groups can be tuned in a variety of ways. For example in the tuning style called baglama Duzeni, the strings in the lower group give "A" note, middle group strings "D" note and upper group strings give "E" notes. Besides this type of tuning there are Kara Duzen, Misket Duzeni Mustezat, Abdal Duzeni, Rast Duzeni etc. styles.
Electro saz

We also manufacture electric baglama which can be connected to an amplifier. It can be either single pickup or double pickups.

You can play a baglama from your computer. Click here to download free baglama sofware!

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