Bugarija

Name: Bugarija.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: D A F# F#
Country: Croatia & Hungary.
Region: Croatia, Balkans > South Eastern Europe.

Description: The bugarija or kontra (brácsó or kontra) – one double string D and three single strings, similar to a guitar, mostly plays chords on the “back beat” for rhythm. A bugarija has five strings, the bottom pair are D, the middle string is A and the top two are tuned F# and F#.