The origin of pandoura is believed to have roots from the East. Specifically, some researchers claim, that pandoura’s story begins, in different forms, from Egypt, China, India and the Assyrians in 3000 BC. According to ancient Greek sources, it was made by Troglodytes in the Red Sea from a white laurel. Usually it was played by women, but not always. It usually has three single strings and so is called “Trichordon”(three-stringed)
For this pandoura, we used a turtle shell for the soundbox, goatskin or wood as a lid, the main body is from Oregon wood. The bridge is made from cow’s bone.