254 setār

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body: wood; L. 80.7cm
soundholes: 12 on the front face, 2 on the left side strings: 4, steel and brass
frets:24, tied to the neck
bridge: 1
range: ca. c-g"
tuning : c- c' -g-c'

The body is pear-shaped with a flattened back. The neck is joined to the top of the resonator which is made of thin strips of wood. The four metal strings are plucked with the right index finger. This particular instrument is a variant of the standard setār with a flat rather than bowl-shaped back.

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