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Qanun

The qanun, or kanun, is a string instrument played in much of the Middle East, Central Asia, and southeastern Europe. The name derives from the Arabic word kānun, which means "rule, norm, principle" itself from ancient Greek 'κανών' rule. Its traditional music is based on maqamat. It is a type of large zither with a narrow trapezoidal soundboard. 

Nylon or PVC strings are stretched over a single bridge poised on fish-skins on one end, attached to tuning pegs at the other end.

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    This apprentice qanun comes from Egypt. It is made of plywood, has 75 strings and 3 to 5 levers by tone (allowing progressions by ¼ tone), beech pegs and nickel frets. Comes with a soft case.... Learn More
  2. $1,076.25

    This amazing qanun comes from Egypt and is mainly made of Padauk wood. It has 75 strings and 3 to 5 levers by tone (allowing progressions by ¼ tone), beech pegs and nickel frets. The sound of the qanun is loud and balanced and the access to the lever is very easy. Qanun delivered with a deluxe hardcase. 

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