Yabahar

When you first hear this instrument, a digital synthesizer might come to mind, but believe it or not, there is no electricity involved. It’s called the Yaybahar, and this new acoustic instrument – designed by Istanbul-based musician Gorkem Sen – can be played many different ways: using mallets, a bow, or relying on a combination of two drum-like membranes, along with long springs, and a tall fretted neck, to create sweet digital-sounding music. Continue reading for another video.

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