Persian String Instruments

Persian String Instruments are essential in the creation of idiosyncratic, tuneful and rich sound of Persian music. We have in our catalogue a wide range of Persian String Instruments such as Santoor, Setar, Tar, Tanboor, Dotar and Shourangiz. Except for Santoor which is a Hammer Dulcimer, the other strings mentioned here are long-necked lutes. Setar is used in Persian classical music. Tar possesses the same tonal range with setar and it is used in the folk music of eastern Iran. As for Shourangiz, it has been developed later than Tar and Setar, its board is a combination of wood and animal skin. This instrument sounds stronger than Setar but softer than Tar. We provide you in our catalogue with these unique instruments that are all hand-made, constructed by makers who have mastered their craft.

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