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Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
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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: 11 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Wayne replied 11 months 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.
Can you post a photo of this?
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Click the Browse button
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Select your file and click Open
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Wayne replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

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.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubab_(instrument)

Thanks,

Wayne

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