In almost every region of Turkish folk music, the most commonly used instrument is a seven and nine stringed, wooden string instrument with a width of about two octaves played with a plectrum. It is estimated that the word Long Neck Baglama was first used in the 18th century. The name of the instrument is thought to be inspired by the connection of the curtains and wires on the handle. The most used types of long neck baglama are more than one type; cura, collapse, dombra, two-wire and tanbur. The tuning pattern varies greatly depending on the region in which it is performed.
The long neck baglama consists of three main parts; boat, chest, handle. The boat part is usually made of mulberry tree. However, in addition to mulberry tree, juniper, chestnut, walnut, hornbeam is also made from trees. The chest is made of spruce and the stem is made of hornbeam, white hornbeam or juniper.
The smallest and thinnest sound instrument of the long neck baglama family is Cura. Tanbur is a bit bigger than Cura and it gives an octave thick sound than Cura."Divan Sazı"is the thickest instrument of thelong neck baglama family. It gives an octave thick sound relative to the tanbur.
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