ABOUT MANUFACTURING

Saz Müzik Aletleri Ltd. Şti. has always been modernist, it has been continuing to devolop your self and it wins to start production in certain standarts.

 

Picked Instruments

Carved-body Saz: Carved Chestnut, Carved Hornbeam, Carved Mulberry

Staved-body Saz: Wenge, Juniper, Rosewood, Paduca, Curly-maple, Mahogany, Mulberry, Cherry, Walnut, Chestnut, Palisander, Olive Tree

Finish: Polyester, Polyester Matte, Varnish

Fingerboard: Ebony, Palisander, Rosewood, Wenge, Curly-maple, Mahogany, Mulberry, Walnut, Cherry, Mother of pearl and Mother of pearl dots

Face: Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Fir, Red Spruce

Tuners: Ebony, Pelesenk, Rosewood, Hornbeam, Mechanical, Mother of pearl Mechanical Tuner

The oyma (carved single-piece) bodies used in our instruments have been aged for 15-18 years in our well-ventilate stockrooms. This long aging process give the tone and volume that our customer wants in the finished product.

The woods used in our staved bodies, whatever the wood, is carefully cut along the grain and left to age naturally on grill shelves for good air circulation. Necks are composed of three pieces which reduce the chance of warping, and the staves are cut very precisely.

We have all sizes of staved bodies, from 26-55 cm in length. These are aged for at least two years. The constructed sazes are hung in a wind tunnel for 6 months before finishing and varnishing with either regular varnish or polyester in a specially designed dust-free environment.

The faces of our sazes are from spruce grown in the area of Borçka, Artvin. The wood is cut along the grain. There are thousands of faces aging in our storerooms.

Turning pegs on our instruments are from ebony, palisander, rosewood or white hornbeem. We also have mechanical tuners as well as mother-of-pearl inlaid tuning pegs.

We can take special orders according to our customers’ needs and wishes.

 

Wind Instruments

Zurna: Mulberry, Plum

Mey: Mulberry, Plum

Flute Kaval: Mulberry, Plum

End.Blown Kaval: Mulberry, Plum

Fipple Kaval: Mulberry, Plum

Sipsi: Manufacture Specially

Zurnas are made in different styles according to the region of Anatolia they originate in. The preferred woods for zurnas are plum, and to a lesser extent, mulberry.

Meys, similar to the Azeri balaban or Armenian duduk, are also made to specific measurements, out of plum and mulberry wood.

The “flute kaval”, made of plum or mulberry, is made mostly for students, but has a clear tone and is a useful instrument in its own right.

The “dilli kaval”, available in many different sizes, is the “fipple flute” counterpart to the better-known end-blown kaval, also available in a full range of keys and available in plum or mulberry woods.

Our finely crafted Azerbaijani balaban is made especially of plum wood.

The sipsi is a small single-reed instrument particular to Turkey’s Aegean region.

 

Percussion

Drum Pulley: Walnut, Pine Tree

Skin: Goat Skin, Sheep Skin, Film, Europe Skin

Finish: Varnish Natural and Varnish Paint

Tef with Zil: Yellow and Beaten

Screw: Drum and Bendir with nickeling

Darbuka:

Aluminium, Copper, Egyptian, Tooled Design, Beaten, Engraved Design, Vinly, Fired Finish

The finely crafted and varnished bodies for our davuls are made entirely of top-quality walnut. The skins are usually goat skin but sheep skin may also be used; plastic film and European skins may also be used by special order.

Another of our specialties are our bendirs, both regular and tuneable, including internal and external turners, as well as tambourines.

External turners are chrome-plated. Bendirs are available in 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55cm diameters, with a choice of matte polyester, glossy polyester and varnish finishes. The tambourine-style frame drums come with single or double zils, made of pure brass.

Our darbukas are available in three basic styles, sheet aluminum, heavy aluminum and copper in a variety of sizes, including various hammered designs, paints and vinyl coverings, particularly for the heavy aluminum type.

Copper darbukas are made to world standards in terms of weight and mesurements, and decorated an engraved style particular to the town of Erzincan.

We offer two types of hollos; conical and straight, both with external turners, with either matte or glossy polyester finish or regular varnish.

 

Bowed Instruments

Bald Kemane: Mulberry, Walnut, Calabash Tree

Kemence: Chestnut, Mulberry, Walnut, Juniper, Hornbeam, Cherry

Classic Kemence: Chestnut, Mulberry, Walnut, Juniper, Hornbeam, Cherry

Bowed Tambur: Mahogany

The kabak kemane, or gourd fiddle, originating in Turkey’s Aegean region, is now very popular in other styles of music as well. Formerly made only with a gourd body, they are now made with wooden bodies as well. The neck and tuners are of oak, with a horse-hair bow.

The Black Sea kemençe is the chief folk instrument of the eastern Black Sea region. The hollowed body is made from a variety of woods, and the face is of surface. The finish may be matte or glossy polyester, or regular varnish.

The pear-shaped klasik kemençe used in Turkish classical music is made from a variety of hard woods including juniper, rosewood, mahogany, palisander and others. The face is of top-quality spruce, and the tuning pegs are made from either the same wood as the body or of white hornbeam.

The similar but larger kemane from the area of Kastamonu is made from chestnut, mulberry, juniper, walnut, cherry or other hard woods.

The classical tanbur and its bowed version, the yaylı tanbur, are constructed of mahogany, by special order. The frets of the tanbur render all the pitches of Turkish classical music.