Kurdish Tanbour for sale

Instrument: Kurdish long necked Lute Tanbour
Name: Tanbur, Tambur, Tanbour or Tambour
Santoori.com 2nd Option Tanbour
Length of Instrument:
90 cm
17 cm
Sound box:
white mulberry or walnut wood
Neck from walnut
Available since:
October 2012
All of our Tanbour instruments incl. a hard case
incl. 14-day money-back guarantee
Payment Methods:
PayPal, Western Union & Wire Transfer

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Our price German Stock: 440 €

Our price Iranian Stock:  $440

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Kurdish Tanbour for sale


Tanbour with different transcription and transliteration forms like tambour, tanbur, tambur, tamboor or tanboor refers to various long-necked, fretted lutes originating mainly in Iranian Kurdistan. Tanbour is one of the important instruments of ancient Iran and the cult and religious instrument of Ahl-e-haq community. In the past two kinds of tanbour were usual; Khorasani tanbour and Baghdadi tanbour.

Tanbour, among usual Iranian musical instruments, is one of the rare instruments, which is sacred. In the zikr cycle of Ahl-e-haq tanbour is the only instrument, which can be approached to the cycle. The concentration of using of this instrument is at present in Kermanshah province, in Goran, Sahne, Gahvare region and at the north part of Lorestan. Generally where you can find a Yarsani community, tanbour can be found.

Most of tanbours related to Goran are from solid bowl body and the ones related to Sahne are mostly from striped bowl body. The oldest tanbour of striped bowl, which is known to, is made by the late Ostad Khodaverdi from 120-130years ago. His instruments are made from 7 strips.

The holes of the top: There are some holes on the top of tanbour. The number and position of these holes can vary from a maker to the other.

Frets: Tanbours of Goran region have usually 13 frets and from Sahne region mainly 14 frets.

Santoori.com offers diverse professional and semi professional quality tanbour from different regions of Iranian Kurdistan. They all are original and come from Kermanshah, Gahvare, Sahne and Kerend.

Gahvare is a tanbour making town, where many people over there are great tanbour makers and players, where making of this instrument has his roots and tradition. Many tanbour makers patterned the famous tanbour maker the late Ostad Assadollah Gahvare for solid body tanbours and the late Ostad Khodaverdi for striped body tanbours.

Please see the follwing Tanbour videos for your reference:

Alireza Feyz Bashipoor plays Kurdish Tanboor   Ostad Taher Yarveysi plays on Kurdish Tanbur   Seyed Khalil Alinejad playling on Kurdish Tanbour

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