the naghara, gosha naghara, gaval and other percussion
instruments, the laggutu is widely used in modern
ensembles and orchestras of national instruments (photo
State Museum of Azerbaijani Musical Culture.
is used mainly in the musical folklore of the southern
regions of Azerbaijan: Astara, Lankaran, Masalli and
Jalilabad. The laggutu is placed on a platform, and
the performer plays it with two wooden sticks. Usually,
the laggutu is 250x125x50 mm in size and made of walnut,
apricot, mulberry or beech wood.
is hewn out in a special way: the upper part is hewn
deeper than the lower part, which gives a special
timbre to the instrument.
of the name of the instrument is probably related
to its timbre.