Monday, 23 July 2012

Electric Turkish Saz being offered for sale on eBay
Although this looks for all the world like an electric guitar (albeit with a rather clumsily designed body shape), perhaps the long thin neck and tied-on movable frets give away that it is actually an electric Turkish saz. It has three courses, this example currently being strung with a doubled bass course, although it appears to have the facility to double the treble-most string also. The positioning of the frets may appear to be rather bizarre to many of us, but this is because the instrument is set up for just intonation.

As for the sound, well judge for yourself:

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $1,899.99.

G L Wilson

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