Name: Thaboura.
Type: Chordophones > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.312.6
Country: Greece.
Region: South Eastern Europe & Mediterranean.

Description: The thaboura [in Greek: θαμπούρα] It is also known as Thabouri [“θαμπούρι”], Thavouri [“θαβούρι”] and Thavoura [“θαβούρα”]. A type of string instrument, it 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.

Citations: Websites : Rebet Cafe [in Greek / Translated to English through Google Translate]

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