Torban

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Torban

 

a plucked stringed instrument with 30 to 40 strings. The torban is related to the bandura and the theorbo. It was popular in Poland, the Ukraine, and parts of Russia up to the 20th century.

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