Danburo

Name: Danburo.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes >
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.6
Area: Baluchistan & Sindh.
Country: Pakistan.
Region: South Asia.

Description: The danburo [in Sindhi: ڊنبورو danburo] is a long necked lute that is played in the Baluchistan and Sindh regions of Pakistan. A smaller version of this instrument is also found, called a “kamac”. The danburo functions as accompaniment to the sorud. The danburo is plucked with a wooden plectrum [in Sindhi: جانوڪ janok].

Construction: The danburo is long necked lute with a pair shaped body. A sound board or is affixed to the body and long tapered neck. The body has small projecting ridges around the joint.  Six copper-wire frets are bound to the upper half of the neck. Giving a range of a fifth from the open string. There are two or three steel strings, who are tied from tail to tuning peg. Tapered holes are drilled into the top of the neck and wooden friction tuning pegs are inserted. The string holder is a pin or ‘tail’, projecting at the base of the instrument.

Citation: Bibliography: Websites: Oxfordmuseumonline.com / Danburo article by Alastair Dick ;

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