Topshur


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Topshur

 

a plucked stringed instrument of the Altai region. The topshur is approximately 780 mm long and has two hair strings tuned to the interval of a fourth. It is played by strumming the fingertips across the strings, sometimes followed by beating the fingers against the body of the instrument.

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