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Turkish Professional Kopuz Saz OSB-307

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This Kopuz Saz made by one of the best instrument makers.

  • Carved Mulberry Bowl
  • Spruce Face
  • Rosewood Pegs


  • Bowl size: 30 cm
  • Bridge To Nut: 64 cm
  • Total length: 92cm

It comes with:

  • Extra strings 
  • Soft Case



It is the name of a Turkish instrument originating in Central Asia. It is said that many instruments in Anatolian Turkish music culture, especially the baglama, are derived from the kopuz, so it is considered the oldest national instrument of the Turks. Although the formal features of the instrument prototype attached to the name of the Kopuz are not known precisely, historical sources state that the oldest examples of the instrument were seen in Asian Turkish communities.
According to the sources reported, the kopuz, seen in Uyghur countries and other Turkish tribes, was also included in the Divanü Lügati't-Turk. Even with regard to this word; The words kobzamak, kobzatmak, kobzaşmak, kobzalmak were also found.

In the studies carried out to determine the origin, spreading area and cultural accumulation formed around the kopuz, it is seen that the existence of the instrument in the historical process can only be traced back to the millennium. According to the sources, the oldest known text that the word kopuz is used as an instrument name belongs to the Uighur period.

There is a belief in Turkish communities that kopuz was invented by Dede Korkut and was a sacred instrument.

In fact, kopuz, a three-stringed instrument, has changed over time; the kopuz, the "kopuz-ı ozan"; The kopuz used by the Garp Turks was also called "kopuz-ı Rumi".
Kopuz-ı Ozan is three and kopuz-ı Rumi is five strings. After the seventeenth century, kopuz was not given much importance in Turkish societies as before. In fact, this instrument has not been included in our literature.

Kopuz instrument, which looks like a kind of belt, is three to three and a half feet long. Two bent beams of horsehair are stretched over it.

Although Evliya Çelebi wrote that the kopuz was "three-tar's" (three strings), the miniatures show that four pairs of strings were attached to both models of this instrument. Kopuz instrument, without a curtain on its handle, was played with a hard plectrum similar to that of a tambur.

Although it is regarded as a "short stringed lute" type instrument, the handle of the kopuz is much longer than that of the oud (similar to the later Turkish lute with this feature). There is no clue in historical sources as to how the kopuz instrument was tuned.

Turkish kopuz instrument consists of 6 parts. You may need to examine these details well when choosing Turkish kopuz.

Bowl: 11cm. 12cm wide. Deep, throat should be narrow.
Handle: 29cm between throat and upper sill. There should be.
Cover: It should be frequent and parallel veined and should be installed by heating.
Augers: Conical shape should be made should not miss the tuning.
Curtains: Can be made of fishing line, galvanized wire and waxed rope.
Wires: Today's steel, hexagonal wires should be used.

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