tars (lutes)

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Scope note
Long-necked plucked lutelike chordophones of Iran and the Caucasus with a deeply curved, figure-eight shaped soundbox with a belly of animal membrane, movable frets, and six strings in three courses of two; Caucasian models may have sympathetic strings as well.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024