I’m sure we have a lot of musician readers. About half of American households have at least one person who plays an instrument. I bet you’ve never seen an instrument quite like the one Gorkem Sen invented.
The Yaybahar, which is an acoustic, electric-free instrument, makes the interesting sounds it does from vibrations in the strings transmitted to its frame drums.
The vibrations from there are turned into sound by the membranes that echo back and forth on its coiled springs. What you hear in the video below is not altered in any way. It’s the life sound of one of the most fascinating new instruments we’ve ever seen.
Sen spent 5 years developing this delightful instrument. This is the result.