The Baluchi banjo was first introduced to Pakistan from Japan as a toy instrument for children, but was soon modified by local Baluchi master musicians who turned it into a highly refined folk instrument. The Baluchi banjo is a combination of strings and keys with another layer of ‘sympathetic strings’ that give the instrument its unique resonance.
Make: Deodar Ceder
Craftsmen: Ustad Muhammad Sabzal
Famous Balochi Benjo Players Muhammad Sabzal
Number of Balochi Benjo players in Pakistan: 7-10