Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.312.6
Region: South Eastern Europe & Mediterranean.
Description: The thaboura [in Greek: θαμπούρα] It is also known as Thabouri [“θαμπούρι”], Thavouri [“θαβούρι”] and Thavoura [“θαβούρα”]. A type of string instrument, it evolved from the Greek musical instrument tambouras.
It is bigger than tambouras and it has 3 strings or 3 pairs of strings. The thaboura’s history stretches back to the Byzantine culture and originated in the medieval Greece times.
Citations: Websites : Rebet Cafe blogspot.com [in Greek / Translated to English through Google Translate]