Name: Phandar.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Chechnya.
Region: Caucasus.

Description: The Phandar [in Chechen: Пхıандар] is a traditional vainakhish three-string plucked instrument from Chechnya and Inigushetia in the Northern Caucasus. The sound produced by the Phandar. Although it is similar to the panduri there is a distinction in their sounds despite their similarity.

Three-stringed Phandar: c-d–g’
Six-stringed Phandar: cc-dd-gg’


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