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Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
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Experience:  30+ years of experience as an antique musical instrument appraiser. Member of Association of Online Appraisers.
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I have a rabab or rubab that i know nothing about, but i see

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i have a rabab or rubab that i know nothing about, but i see them on ebay for a heavy penny
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 month ago.

Hi Scott,
My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising Musical Instruments for over 40 years, and I can help you with this.
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
there are no scratches or cracks....just dusty
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 month ago.


These are wonderful sounding instruments. The sound is a mixture of lute, sitar and banjo. The banjo part refers to the skin that a bridge sts on. Your instrument is better than the cheaper ones that the tourists buy but not as high end as what a pro would play. Your Rubab would sell for $300-500 at auction and on the secondhand market. Here is some history.



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