strumento musicaleThe Kobuz is a fiddle with a concave sounding board and two strings made of horsehair. It has a fretless neck and it is played with a bow. The kobuz has kazahki origins and it is related to the Bakshi, sort of shamans of Central Asia. The Bakshi are characters in half beween the traditional healer and the nomad musician, who uses the power of music to restore people’s health. Its composition is in wood and the sounding board is covered with animal skin. Its has a very basic and so little musical sound that it is often employed to simulate the cry of animals.


Made of: wood (neck and lower sounding board); animal skin (upper sounding board); horsehair (strings)
Lenght: 60 cm
Played with: bow


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Musical instrument kobuz