The Cumbus is a relatively young instrument. It was developed in Istanbul in the early 1900's. The inventor, Zeynel became known as Zeynel Abidin Bey. The famous Ataturk Mustafa Kemal, Turkey's first president, dubbed it Cumbus, pronounced joom-bush. Cumbus is Turkish for revelry, just the mood this instrument inspires. Our Cumbus are imported from the Family shop of Zeynel Abidin on Ataturk Bulvar in Istanbul. The Standard Cumbus is tuned like the Turkish Oud and one step higher than the Arabic Oud. Almost any Oud tuning can be used. Try ABEadg or DEADGC
Standard Cumbus with Soft Case, 34 inches in length, 12 Strings and Light colored neck and white soundboard.
This is the most traditional design, with no frets on the neck. There are six courses of 2 strings each. Color of neck can vary. Color of head stock may vary.
Please Note: The color of the finger boards vary.
This item is blemished, with some dents in the body. Please contact us for more photos if you wish. The dents do not affect the acoustics or playability.