BLEMISHED: The Baglama saz features 7 strings, two courses of 2 and one course of 3, with movable frets. It is approximately 38-40 inches. String sets and plectrums are sold separately. Wood coloring and decorations may vary Imported from Turkey.
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
All BLEMISHED Items are brand new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include: blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discolorations and manufacturer repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does NOT affect the playability or sound quality of the item.