Santoor is a musical instrument that belongs to both string and percussion group made with walnut and similar exotic trees.
Santoor (also spelled as Santour or Santur) is the Persian dulcimer played with two light hammers (mezrâb) by striking the strings. Santoor’s origin goes a long way back until the ancient Babylonian and neo-Assyrian eras. The santoor, known to be of Iraq, Iran and India, has a total of 72 to 160 wires. The instrument is performed by hitting the plectrums made on these strings. This instrument, which is formally similar to the law in its trapezoid form, is considered to be a cordophone, as it is included in both the string and percussion instruments.
- Case: Case of a santoor instrument is a hard cover to protect your instrument from any unexpected damage. It is padded with a soft protective material and keeps santoor’s soundboard safe against shock. It also keeps the strings from damaging or any moist that could effect it when you travel. Stringed instruments are easily effected by moist so using a case is important for protecting your santoor from humid climates.
- Plectrum: It is a playing instrument made of materials such as ivory, mica, bone, horn or plastic that is used to play string instruments such as a guitar or mandolin. It is possible to come across stone, brass, and even tortoiseshell plectrums in various parts of the world.