Name: Komuz
Type: Chordophones > Lutes >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321
Area: Kyrgyzstan & Xinjiang China
Country: Kyrgyzstan & China
Region: Central Asia

Description: The komuz [in Kyrgyz: комуз komuz] lute having three nylon strings, a raised moveable bridge, flat sound surface although a body having an arch present in its design stemming from the neck and the body resembles an elongated pair. The neck is fretless and tuning is often in a fifths and a fourths.

Komuz Tunings
Name Tuning
Kambarkan D A D
Kerbez E A E
Shingrama D A E
Ongu  E A B
Ters D A G
Unknown D D’ A



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