Kazakh dombra

Dombra – Kazakh (Kazakhstan) folk stringed musical instrument has its roots to the ancient eastern Tambur.  Dombra is pear-shaped body, a long, thin neck, with gut or nylon frets, a small head with two wooden pegs and two low-tuned strings

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev                                is good dombra player ….

 

 

    

Dombra has some distinctive parameters and design features from its closest relatives – such as dumbyra (Bashkiria),  dutar (Tajikistan), saz (Persia), tar (Azerbaijan), kumuz (Dagestan), etc. is mentioned in the 10th century, the famous Arab scholar Ibn – Fadlan,
when he traveled on the Volga river.

    

My practice the production of dombra is based on experience early masters.
It is fundamental to many other generations of manufacturers of early instruments, including and modern.
Use high-quality material. The design is calculated for the most best tonal flexibility and responsive, with compulsory elements of tonal adjustment ,  for soundboard. Special attention is paid to seal coat – it could be shellac, some special types of oils and some other finishes.  As well as their combination.
Strings can be gut (traditional dombra his time) and nylon (including silver wound) or carbon – from manufacturers such as Savarez,  Piramid, Kurshner etc.                                   In addition, the possible introduction of modern electronic devices and components.
Such as piezo, sensors pickups, and other types of known manufacturers.

    

Specification:

Ribs – Figured Sycamore, “diluted” mahogany.                                                                             Soundboard -  Western Red Cedar.                                                                                               Neck – Spanish Cedar                                                                                                                     Fingerboard -   Black Ebony                                                                                                             Pegs - Rosewood.                                                                                                                             Pickup - US made                                                                                                                                Finish – shellac, tung oil, Fingerboard oil.

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Kazakh Dombra. (Model Silver Dombra)

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Body (Shanak) – Curly Maple.
Soundboard, top (kakpak) – Mountain Spruce.
Shellac finish. Intarsia – precious woods.
Dombra equipped with great noiseless sensor pickup that accurately transmit the sound.

At the moment, you can to order.

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Kazakh Dombra. (Model Red Dombra elite)

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Body (Shanak) is made of Mahogany wood family , with curly texture.
Soundboard, top (kakpak) – a very rare redwood, which has an age of about 2000 years ….
Shellac finish. Intarsia – precious woods.
Dombra equipped with great noiseless sensor pickup that accurately transmit the sound.

At the moment, you can to order .

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Specification:

Ribs – Figured Sycamore + Indian Rosewood.                                                                             Soundboard -  Sitka Spruse.                                                                                                          Neck – Spanish Cedar.                                                                                                                     Fingerboard -   Black Ebony.                                                                                                             Pegs - Rosewood.                                                                                                                             Pickup - US made                                                                                                                                 Finish – shellac, tung oil, Fingerboard oil.

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