Tanbur by Hormoz
Tanbur or Tanbour (which can be spelled as tambour or tamboor) is the long-necked lute of Persia, and today it is popular in Western Iran.Tanbur is used either in folk or classical music of Iran. Persian tanbur has a larger bowl than setar, and it has two steel strings (three when the higher string is doubled). Tanbur is played by using all the fingers of the right hand. Its bowl is made of mulberry wood, it has a wooden soundboard and the neck is in general of walnut wood. Tanbur has 14 gut frets which are arranged chromatically. This instrument is used only in sacred music; therefore, it has a different repertory. Tanbur is played with a tortoiseshell plectrum. Tanburs in our store are all hand-made, constructed by masters.