Yaybahar: an acoustic instrument that sounds like a synthesizer

The Yaybahar is an electric-free, totally acoustic instrument designed by Görkem Sen. And the coolest part: it sounds like a proper synthesizer.

The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs. This results in an unique listening experience with an hypnotic surround sound.

Take a look at the video Sen shot of himself playing the instrument. And btw, what is up with this view… Is that place for rent?!

What you hear in this performance is captured in realtime without any additional effects and with no post audio processing.

If you want to hear more from Görkem Sen, visit his Soundcloud profile.