Central Asian dutar/dotar

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Central Asian dutar/dotar

Postby Jo Dusepo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:05 am

Recently completed this for a customer in the UK. It's a simple strummed folk instrument played throughout central Asia.
More info here for those unfamiliar with this instrument: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutar

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Re: Central Asian dutar/dotar

Postby Tom Snape » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:00 am

Nice; it looks similar to a dombra. I have a friend from Kazakhstan who has inspired me to build a dombra. I have never built a bowl backed instrument, so that will be a new challenge for me.
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Re: Central Asian dutar/dotar

Postby Jo Dusepo » Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:57 am

Tom Snape wrote:Nice; it looks similar to a dombra. I have a friend from Kazakhstan who has inspired me to build a dombra. I have never built a bowl backed instrument, so that will be a new challenge for me.


Yes, it is similar to a Dombra. Bowlbacks require a slightly different method of construction but once you get the hang of them, they're good fun to build. :)
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