Cumbus Saz, Short Neck
Product DescriptionThe Cumbus is 35.5 inches in overall length. It has 19 tied frets and 3 courses of the 2 metal strings each; one of which is wound. The Cumbus Saz Short neck has a nut to bridge length of 25 inches. The body has a 10 inch diameter and is 6 inches deep. It comes with a soft case.
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.
SPECIAL NOTE: No Warranty on Strings