Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Region: South Eastern Europe & Mediterranean.
Description: The thaboura [in Greek: θαμπούρα] it is a type of a string instrument, 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. It is also known as Thabouri [“θαμπούρι”], Thavouri [“θαβούρι”] and Thavoura [“θαβούρα”].