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"Sato" - musical instrument

Information about Musical instrument "Sato":

Sato (or "tanbur") - is an ancient oriental stringed bowed musical instrument with a pear-shaped body, passing into a long neck with frets and three strings. The body of sato is made of mulberry, pear trees, and the neck and head - from the nut tree. Sato can be used as a solo and ensemble instrument.
Sato has a thousand-year history, and today it sounds as charming as a thousand years ago. In Central Asia people began to play tanbur with a bow in the IX-X centuries.
At the beginning of the XX century sato became the history, almost nobody used it. But in 1937 a master Usman Zufarov revived the forgotten tradition and created the present shape of sato.




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