Central Asian dutar/dotar

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Jo Dusepo
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Central Asian dutar/dotar

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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

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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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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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