403 ney

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reed, with a wood mouthpiece; L. 80.0cm
fingerholes: front 6, back 1
range: ca. 2½ oct.

The instrument is made from a length of reed with nine nodes. It is played while held at a slight angle. There is one finger hole in the center of the back of the instrument. Originally used by members of the mevlevi order of Sufism . The instrument is now used mainly for playing classical solo and ensemble music.

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