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Dusepo
12-30-2017, 02:14 AM
Here's a Romanian Cobza I just finished building.
All spruce, cherry and ash.

https://i.imgur.com/d8njZYb.jpg

FinnP
12-30-2017, 02:36 AM
beautiful! Found this video, it looks like it's played with a stick:

https://youtu.be/Fww-C8QWSPw

Dusepo
12-30-2017, 02:49 AM
beautiful! Found this video, it looks like it's played with a stick:
*video*

Yes, it's played with a long pick, like the oud.

Nickie
12-30-2017, 03:53 AM
I was just thinking it looks like an oud. It kinda sounds like one too. Nice job on your build.

igorthebarbarian
12-30-2017, 08:38 PM
super cool. I've never seen one of these before. How is it tuned?

greenscoe
12-30-2017, 10:00 PM
I'm pleased that you have started posting your instruments here on the forum, it's good to see what others make, especially when it's something a little different.

I hope it inspires others to try something different too. It's also interesting to hear something new.

Dusepo
12-30-2017, 11:38 PM
super cool. I've never seen one of these before. How is it tuned?

DD AA dd gg

Dusepo
12-31-2017, 02:24 AM
Here's a sound sample!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu285IfS5Tw

The shorter scale length vs oud which is my main fretless experience and the fact the strings are still settling in tune makes it a bit out of tune in places, but you get the idea.

igorthebarbarian
01-02-2018, 08:05 PM
Here's a sound sample!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu285IfS5Tw

The shorter scale length vs oud which is my main fretless experience and the fact the strings are still settling in tune makes it a bit out of tune in places, but you get the idea.

I love the sound of this. Thanks for posting. I didn't realize it was fretless - very cool indeed. Thanks for sharing

Dusepo
01-02-2018, 10:21 PM
I love the sound of this. Thanks for posting. I didn't realize it was fretless - very cool indeed. Thanks for sharing

Thanks! (or as they say in Romanian, mulțumesc!)
Fretted versions do exist, but they are much less common. The fretted version was invented during Soviet times and is more common today in Moldavia than Romania.