Santour made in all countries have many similarities and few differences with each other. In some parts of Armenia and Georgia, the dulcimer is very popular.
The sound of the Iranian dulcimer is a little softer than in other countries.
This trapezoidal instrument is difficult to tune and mastering it requires a lot of practice and perseverance.
Of course, it is not clear which country is the first country where santor is used.
But evidence shows that Iranians’ familiarity with the dulcimer dates back to pre-Islamic times. At that time, Santour was called “Konar”.
Santoor is one of the string-percussion instruments that has a perfectly regular and geometric shape.
The instrument consists of a trapezoidal sound amplification box, the longest side of which is close to the player and the two sides of equal length intersect the two parallel sides diagonally.
The longest side in a normal dulcimer is 90 cm, the smallest side (away from the player) is 35 cm, and the diagonal sides are 38 cm.
The height of the dulcimer is about 8 to 10 cm and all the surfaces of the dulcimer box are mainly made of walnut and cypress wood.
On the surface of the dulcimer, there are two holes in the shape of a flower, which in addition to the beauty of the instrument, also play an important role in the softness, softness and clarity of the dulcimer sound.