Setar

Setar is one of the truest, the most characteristic instrument of Persian traditional music. It is a small lute, played with a flat pick. Setar is like a western mandolin but with a longer neck. This instrument originally had three strings. However it has changed through time, now it has four strings and its frets vary between 22 to 28. Setar is played with the index finger’s long nail. When it is strummed, it gives the melody and drone together. Setar has a soft timbre but sometimes it can become loud and vigorous. If you like the mystical sound of Setar, we recommend you to check our catalogue and pick one of our setars through our selection.

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