saz (sound instrument)

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Scope note
Use generally for plucked lutelike chordophones of Caucasus, Iran, and the Islamic cultures of southeastern Europe and Asia Minor, having a long neck with movable frets, a small pear-shaped body, and a variable number of strings.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024