A Chechen musical instrument, this is a type of lute with usually three strings, a spade- or bottle-shaped hollow body, and a short fretted fingerboard. The sound quality is bright but at the same time soft in volume. "Dechik" means "wood" and "pondur" or "pondar" means "musical instrument".
I like the sound of a dechik-pondur better than the Chechen balalaika.
by pentozali February 26, 2009