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[FONT=Tahoma,Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,Sans-serif][SIZE=-1]Kamanche belongs to the Cordophones category of instruments, and in more details to Bowed-Stringed Instruments or it can be said Kamanche is a Persian Spike Fiddle. The word Kamanche means in Persian language a small bow. Kamanche is played in many different cultures and regions, like in Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey,...and with different pronounciations and different names, like Kamanche or Kamancheh or Kamantche in Iran, Kamancha or Kamantcha in Azerbaijan, Kemanche or Kemancha or Kemantcha in Armenia, Kabak Kemane in Turkey, Ghijak (Gijak, Gidzhak,...) in Central Asia, Rababa in Arab countries.... Kamanche is played both in classical and folk Music.[/SIZE][/FONT]

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[FONT=&quot]Persian Kamancheh (Kamanche or Kamancha) is a highly esteemed instrument of Persian music. It captures the listeners with its moving sound. Persian Kamancheh is used for light music (motrebi) and it is the only bowed string instrument in the classical tradition of Iran. It produces a soft, beautiful timbre and due to their technical possibilities, they can be used as a solo and also an ensemble instrument. Kamancheh is a spike fiddle with a solid bowl made of walnut or maple. There are four strings on it, namely E, A, D and G. These valuable instruments can be hard to reach sometimes, but we provide you in our catalogue with Kamanchehs that are hand-made, constructed by makers who have mastered their craft.[/FONT]