The amzhad is a monochord violin used by the Tamasheq nomads. The resonator is of wood in a circular form and is covered with goat-skin. The neck is relatively short and the bow (of curved wood) is made of horse-hair (it was traditionally made of womens' hair...the word for which in Tamasheq is the root of the name of the instrument). It is a close relative of the Arabic "oud".

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