Lute, barbat, with five double courses of strings. The back of the instrument is of ribbed construction, and the top of the pegbox is stamped with the name of the maker, Ghanbari, in Farsi at the top of the pegbox. The woods used in manufacturing the instrument are walnut (gerdoo), maple (afra), boxwood (shemshad), Siberian elm (azad) and betel palm (foolfel). The Siberian elm is probably used for the soundtable of this instrument. The scratch plate was made in the form of a map of Iran, at the request of the donor, Hossein Behroozinia, since all the instruments commissioned by him have this feature.

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