Cocuk Baǧlamasi

Name: Cocuk Baǧlamasi.
Type: Chordophones > Composites > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.6
Area: Anatolia.
Country: Turkey.
Region: Middle East.

Cocuk Bağlaması
Cocuk Bağlaması 1867 @ Horniman Museum, London UK

Description: The Cocuk Baǧlamasi is a smaller sized lute having double courses of six-strings, it is a relative of the Baglama saz.

Construction: It has a small sized body, having 22 tied frets of traditionally of animal gut tied onto the neck. A nut is carved from bone and then it is inserted into a groove located at the end point where the head and tuning pegs are located extends from the neck of the instrument. Consistent with Anatolian lutes like the baglama saz a moveable bridge sits in between the strings and sound-board. Bone  inlay is a widely incorporated feature in the making of these instruments usually as as ornamentation and aesthetic detail.