Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.312.6
Region: Balkans & South Eastern Europe.
Description: The bulgarian tambura has 8 steel strings in four doubled courses. All the courses are tuned in unison, with no octaves. It has a floating bridge and a metal tailpiece. The instrument body is often carved from a single block of wood and is therefore quite heavy.
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