Welcome to Boma Music, your premier source for Turkish Kanun instruments. For centuries, the Kanun has been an essential part of Middle Eastern musical culture, known for its unique sound and beautiful timbre. As enthusiasts of Turkish music, we are proud to offer the best selection of handcrafted Kanuns, constructed by skilled artisans using the finest materials.
Our Kanuns are available in a variety of materials, including wenge and plane wood, and feature pegs made from ebony, pins in alpaca, and PVF strings. Each Kanun is adjustable with levers, giving you complete control over the tension of the strings and allowing you to customize your sound. Our instruments offer a vocal range of 3.5 octaves, with 24-27 frets and 3 strings resonating the sound in each pitch.
The history behind the Kanun instrument is fascinating, with many theories about its origin. It is said to have been brought to Istanbul by Omer Efendi, a musician from Damascus during the reign of Sultan Mahmud. For many years, beams of wires were used as the Kanun until nylon strings were developed, making the sound stronger and more refined.
The trapezoidal shape of the Kanun has remained consistent throughout its history, with most instruments being made of plane tree with a softwood lower base and an auger board made of linden. Professional Kanuns used in Turkish classical music feature 26 frets with a total of 78 strings attached to each fret.
At Boma Music, we are passionate about providing the highest quality Kanuns to musicians all over the world. We offer international shipping, and our online catalogue features a wide variety of instruments to suit every taste and budget. With our commitment to authenticity and excellence, we are confident that you will be thrilled with your purchase. Browse our selection today and discover the beauty and versatility of the Turkish Kanun.