How to Change String on Saz Baglama

To change the strings on a saz bağlama, follow these steps:
Gather the necessary materials: You will need a new set of saz baglama strings, for a Long Neck Saz Baglama 020 , for a short neck Saz Baglama 018 , for Cura / Jura 016 . wire cutters or string snips, and a string winder (optional, but helpful).
Remove the old strings: Start by loosening and unwinding the tuning pegs for each string. Use the wire cutters or string snips to carefully cut and remove the old strings from the saz baglama.
Clean the instrument: Take the opportunity to clean the saz baglama’s body, neck, and fretboard. Use a soft cloth to wipe away any dust or debris.
Stringing the saz baglama: Begin with the first (thickest) string. Insert one end of the string through the corresponding hole on the tailpiece, and pull it through until there is a small amount of slack. Wrap the other end of the string around the tuning peg for the first course. Start winding the string around the peg, ensuring that the string is placed in the appropriate groove to avoid slipping. Continue winding until the string is secure, leaving a bit of slack for tuning purposes. Repeat this process for the remaining strings, following the same order and ensuring proper placement and winding on the tuning pegs.
Stretch and tune the strings: After all the new strings are attached, gently stretch and pull each string away from the saz baglama’s body to help settle and stabilize the strings. Then, use a tuner or tuning app to tune each string to the desired pitch.
Fine-tune and adjust: Once the strings have been initially tuned, play each string individually and make any necessary adjustments using the tuning pegs to achieve accurate pitch. Repeat the process until all the strings are in tune.
Remember to be careful when cutting and handling strings, as they can have sharp ends. Take your time during the stringing process to ensure proper placement and winding for optimal sound and stability. If you are unsure or inexperienced, it may be helpful to seek guidance from a professional or a more experienced saz player.