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    An interesting long-necked lute of Iran is dotar which means “two strings”. The manner of playing dotar is different than the other lutes, the strings are struck with the fingers of the right hand. A sung poetry often accompanies dotar performance. In addition, dotar has other region-specific functions in Persian culture; this kind of long-necked lute is especially found in Khorasan region of Persia. Dotar produces a strong and dense, a metallic timbre. Most dotars has 14 frets aligned chromatically, but in Eastern Khorasan three-quarter-tone intervals are used as well. The bowls of the dotars in our catalogue are made of mulberry, the necks are made of walnut wood. We provide you with unique, high-quality dotars. They are all hand-made, constructed by makers who have mastered their craft. Do not hesitate to visit our store or our website to decide which of these instruments you wish to buy. You will probably find here the right dotar for you at the best value.