Ghijak. The bowl-shaped back made of apricot wood, the soundtable made of mulberry, with a vibrating stretched membrane beneath the soundtable made of reticulated python skin. A wooden soundpost is placed beneath the bass foot of the bridge, resting against a section of the soundtable that is cut out on three sides. This innovation was created by Shirali Jashem, who taught in Xinjian arts college. The instrument is tuned like a violin (g,d1,a1,e2)
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