Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.312.6
Country: Tuva, Russian Federation.
Region: Far East Asia.
Description: A chanzy is a three-stringed lute instrument from the Tuva. It is most commonly used to accompany throat singing. Either played solo or in an ensemble. The chanzy is classified in the same family of lutes that Chinese sanxian belongs to.