Zeynel Abidin 35.5 Inch Cumbus Saz Short Neck & Gig Bag . This cumbus body is created from spun aluminum and its neck and bridge are wood. The sound board is a synthetic drum head. Its 35.5 inches long, 10 inches wide and 6.25 inches deep. It has 6 geared tuning pegs/levers and 6 metal strings; one of which is wound, in 3 courses.
The cumbus is a relatively young instrument. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900's. The inventor, Zeynel, became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey's first president, dubbed it Cumbus, pronounced joom-bush. Cumbus is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our cumbus are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul.
Item Overall: 35.5 inches in length, 10 inches in width and 6.25 inches in height
Body/Bowl: 10 inches in length, 10 inches in width and 5.5 inches in height
Neck at Nut: .875 inches in width
Neck at Body Joint: 1 inch in width
Nut: .75 inches in width, plastic
Scale Length: 26 inches Movable
Frets: 19 tied nylon frets
Black soft case