setars (Iranian chordophones)

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Scope note
Iranian lutelike chordophones having a small pear-shaped body, long neck with movable frets and three or four metal strings. Originating from the 15th century or earlier, it had three strings until the mid-19th century, when a fourth was added.
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024