Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
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’