Name: Phandar.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.312.6
Country: Chechnya.
Region: Caucasus.

Description: The Phandar [in Chechen: Пхıандар] is a traditional Vainakhish three-string plucked instrument from Chechnya and Ingushetia in the Northern Caucasus. The sound produced by the Phandar, although it is similar to the panduri there is a distinction in their sounds.

Phandar Tunings
Three Stringed C D g’
Six Stringed cc cc gg’


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