Ephemera: Uzbek Dutar (1943)

This guy is playing a dutar of the more traditional Uzbek variety. The eBay seller noted this as a 1943 photo from Kyrgyzstan. I used to be terribly interested in instruments of this style when I was in High School, but tied frets and friction pegs are generally not my thing.


Claude said…
Holy cow - I met an Uzbek guy at a Thanksgiving celebration who was a dutar virtuoso! I could not understand the music at all, but he was so fast and fluid that his mastery was mindblowing.