Tamburica

Name: Tamburica.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Croatia & Hungary.
Region: Croatia, Balkans > South Eastern Europe.

Description: The number of strings on a tamburica varies and it may have single or double-coursed strings or a mixture of both. Double-coursed strings are tuned in unison. The basic forms of tamburica are (Serbian and Croatian name is given with Hungarian name in the parenthesis, if different)

NameTuning
Prim G bisernicaG D A E
Prim D bisernicaD A E B
Prim E bisernicaE B F# C#
Brač or basprimA E B F#
Bugarija I "G"G D B G
Bugarija II "D"D A F# D

a) samica – while a solo instrument and not generally part of the tamburica orchestra. Two double strings.