Wooden jaw harp

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The wooden jaw harp (Kyrgyz: жыгач ооз комуз, pronounced [dʒɯʁɑ́tʃ oːz qomúz]) is a type of jaw harp made out of wood, common in the folk music of Turkic peoples in Central Asia. The principals used to produce notes are similar to those for a metal jaw harp, but wooden jaw harps are often much larger in size, resembling a simple bow.