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Cretan Bulgari

I have a Cretan bulgari, a short-necked tamburas in Greek or baglama or saz in Turkish, sometimes called a çöğür in Turkish, tuned in the style of the saz, with a quarter tones.

I have it tuned in C-G-D (low to high), in short-neck baglama saz tuning. From upper to lower strings the first and second are the round-wound metal strings, also the thickest strings. The third and fourth strings are the same, and the sixth and seventh strings are the same. The rosetta style sound hole is on the upper side.

Jas’ Beginning to play the Baglama Saz

Taksimi on bulgari or kopuz saz made by Dimitris Rapakousios played by friend

Baglama Saz tutorial