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Ghaychak or Gheychak (Persian: غیچک) is a bowed lute used in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan.[1] The name is similar to the Central Asian ghijak, but that instrument is more closely related to the kamancheh.

Double-chambered bowl lute[edit]

A double-chambered bowl lute with four or more metal strings and a short fretless neck. It is used by Iranians and Baloch people, and is similar to Sarinda. The soundbox is carved out of a single piece of wood. The upper orifice is partly covered in the middle by the handle and the lower one is covered by a skin membrane against which the bridge rests.


  • "Glossary of Instruments - AKMICA" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2006-12-11.


  1. ^ "Kereshmeh Records -- Ghaychak". Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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