My Vakhan Strings Setup and Tuning for Guitar
The persian setar inspired me to apply its strings setup on the guitar to achieve this incredible sonority.
With my vakhan guitar I am able to play horizontal melodic single string lines with bourdon string, like traditional persian plucked chordophones, in the whole range of the guitar.
Silmutaneously I can play vertical melodic lines and chords.
In persian bourdon is called „vakhan“.
The 1st (10) to the 4th string tuned in Open G tuning.
The 5th string is replaced by the 3rd string and tuned in g.
The 6th string is replaced by the 5th string (42) and then is tuned a full step down to G from standard guitar tuning.
Tuning: G g d g b d´
2018 Kambiz Yaghmaei