Kabak Kemane


The kabak kemane (gourd fiddle) is commonly used in the Aegean region of Turkey.  It is the present evolution of the old iklig. Traditionally made from a water gourd, the body can be constructed of wood as well. The bow is strung with either horsehair or monofilament. It is tuned to D-A-D-G, and has a range of 2- 2.5 octaves.