Video showing construction of a Persian/Iranian Tar

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Video showing construction of a Persian/Iranian Tar

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I thought you might find this video interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlj9cbvqko4

EDIT: Also a video from the same channel of the making of a Santur, a relative of the hammered dulcimer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pKDmKz9atQ
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Fascinating thanks for posting

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Thanks!
I wonder how they keep the wood from drying out and cracking? I'm also curious what they used for the skin head?

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I thought I’d glance at it. I couldn’t turn away. Thank you.

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The maker clearly knows his material and knows the instrument. Very few measurements are shown. Unless he left that out, other than a than those few templates, he’s simply proportioning and eyeballing. I wonder how much natural variation is expected in each tar.

Thanks for posting!
Kaptain Karl

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