Shah Kaman

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Shah Kaman 

4 Playing Strings with 7 sympathetic strings . 

Body made from 18 laminated ribs using figured Blackwood,

Black wood neck, Ebony fingerboard pegheds pegs, 
$5700aud

 

5 playing strings with 7 sympathetic strings . 

Body made from 18 laminated ribs using figured Blackwood,

Black wood neck, Ebony fingerboard pegheds pegs, (photos left above) 
$6000aud

 

Prices do not include case, freight or GST (if purchased within Australia). Shah Kaman cases $400 (laminated wood construction)

 

Background

This design was developed in collaboration with the Iranian Master Kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor. Kalhor named the instrument Shah Kaman, which translates into English as King of Kamanchehs. The shah kaman requires additional tuning, otherwise all traditional kamancheh techniques can be used. The shah kaman has 4 or 5 playing strings and 7 sympathetic strings. The sympathetic strings run in a channel under the fingerboard.

 

For a story about the development of the shah kaman see here

 

 

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