General knowledge about Saz Baglama

General knowledge about Saz Baglama , names of important and beautiful Saz Baglama musicians worth listening to, the origin of the name Saz and The origin of the name Baglama.
The origin of the names Saz Baglama:
The origin of the word saz is from ancient Persia, the meaning of the name is – a musical instrument, in Turkey if you say saz they will usually understand that it is this specific instrument, and they will say long-necked saz or short-necked saz, they will also say the same thing about the word Baglama (and it is also the same instrument just with another name) short neck Baglama or long neck Baglama. The meaning of the name in Turkish is : to tie, because of that ties that are made on the neck that separate the different sounds (creating the frets).
Famous players of Saz Baglama that I recommend to listen to and to get more inspiration and understanding about the instrument :
* Âşık Veysel, one of the most famous and important Saz players in Turkey, a blind musician and singer who wandered from village to village, a folk inspiration and a creator and poet who to this day, Saz players study and process and sing over and over again his songs on Saz and beglama, the name Aşık means – in love, referring to a person in love with the spirit , in God, and sings and plays his love and his connection to everything:
*Çetin Akdeniz
* Erdal Erzincan
* Mehmet Erenler
*Arif Sağ
* Okan Murat Öztürk
* Talip Özkan
*Neşet Ertaş
And there are many more, but for the beginning it is better to concentrate on a few basic names and after to add more, of course you can find and listen to music on any channel.
Some more information about Âşık Veysel from Wikipedia :
Âşık Veysel (born Veysel Şatıroğlu; 25 October 1894 – 21 March 1973) was a Turkish Alevi ashik and highly regarded poet of the Turkish folk literature.[1] He was born in the Sivrialan village of the Şarkışla district, in the province of Sivas. He was an ashikpoetsongwriter, and a bağlama virtuoso, the prominent representative of the Anatolian ashik tradition in the 20th century. He was blind for most of his lifetime. His songs are usually sad tunes, often dealing with the inevitability of death. However, Veysel used a wide range of themes for his lyrics; based on morals, values, and constant questioning of issues such as love, care, beliefs, and how he perceived the world as a blind man.