Mid-East Turkish Cura Saz 6 String 31 Inch + Nylon Case
Mid-East Turkish Cura Saz 6 String 31 Inch + Nylon Case

Mid-East Turkish Cura Saz 6 String 31 Inch + Nylon Case

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31 x 7 x 6.5 Inch





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Mid-East 31 Inch Turkish Cura Saz 6 String & Nylon Case. Mid-East Cura Saz Dark SAZR. Imported from Turkey. The cura is the smallest of the saz family with the highest pitch. It has a small body and short finger board.

Please Note: Wood coloring and decorations may vary from the photograph. Please expect the high gloss finish on the Turkish Saz to show dimples in the light. A perfectly smooth finish is nearly impossible to obtain with the technology employed in the Old-World finish process. These are handmade and such dimples are common and unavoidable.

Accessories Included: Soft case included, string sets and plectrums are sold separately

Overall Length: Approximately 28-31 inches

Length of Body Joint to Nut: 14"

Length of Body Joint to Top of Peg Box: 21.25"

Width at 1st Fret: 1"

Width at Bottom Fret: 1.1"

Depth front to back: 1.1"

Strings: Six steel strings in 3 courses of 2 each with the following width:

.007" .007" .010" .010" .007" .007"

Frets: Tied, movable frets

Tuning: A common tuning for the cura saz is A D G high to low pitch thin to thick string, or bottom to top string one octave above the baglama bozuk duzen.Cumbus Cura with Gig Bag 6 String 29" Black Neck CMBC. This cumbus cura has a clear synthetic sound board and a Wooden neck painted black with a black fret board and is 29 inches in overall length.

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.

Accessories Included: Soft case lightly padded

Important Specifications:

Item overall: 29" L x 4.5" H x 8.75" W

Body/Bowl: 8.75" L x 3.75" H x 8.75" W

Body & Neck: The body consists of a spun aluminum bowl with cast aluminum hardware and a saz style black Wooden neck.

Soundboard: Clear synthetic head

Sound holes: 22 small holes

Tuning Pegs/Levers: There are 6 metal mechanical geared right angle tuning pegs/levers with a 1:14 ratio.

Strings: 3 courses of 2 strings. From right to left the string width is: .008," .008," .012," .012," .008," .025." There are 5 steel strings and 1 wound string.

End Peg: Metal and attached to bowl

Tuning: The standard cumbus is tuned like the Turkish oud and one step higher than the Arabic oud. Almost any oud tuning can be used. The two strings that make up a course are tuned to the same key.

The following tuning suggestions are from low to high

Standard: A B E a d g; or D E A D G C
Egyptian/Arab: D G A D G C
New Turkish Classical: F# B E A D G
Turkish/Armenian: E A B E A D
Turkish/Armenian Variant: C# F# B E A D
Old Turkish Classical: A D E A D G
The Ukulele Cumbus: G C E A
The Cumbus Cura: A D G

Frets: 19 movable nylon frets

Nut: Plastic. Neck at Nut: 1" W; Nut: 1" W

Neck at Body Joint: 1.125" W

Bridge: Wooden bridge painted black.

Strings at Bridge: 1" W

Scale Length: 20.5"


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