After seeing a link posted in the guitarviol thread I saw the guitar player from Niyaz playing a saz/baglama (I think) and I totally dig the sound! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91pMQfuZf04 A guitarviol and a saz in one clip, sweet! Never seen/heard a saz before, unless it's the instrument Steve Kimock uses sometimes. Saw him play live with something strange like this. Here's a couple quick clips I found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TMtOo5-9g4&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpHDl2S6gXs&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh5sr647AUQ&feature=related Anyone know more about these instruments around here? I'm curious as to how they are constructed: Mulberry/hardwood body (tekne)....soundplate/(gogus)-spruce.....and (sap) section (neck?) is typically beech or juniper. I juniper is supposed to be a super hard wood. Are the frets made of nylon and movable? Scale lengths seem to be available in a variety of lengths, and necks available in long/short. These things seem so cool, especially if outfitted with some pickups and the ability to 'plug in.' I found this cool site that sells 'em: http://www.eraydinsazevi.com.tr/saz.htm I thought maybe some of the luthiers here in this forum might have more information/thoughts on this cool instrument. I'm totally curious after youtubing saz and baglama all night. It'd be fun to have one of the luthier's here build their take on a saz.