In Kyrgyzstan, Jew's harps (temir-komuz) aren't completely forgotten as they are in most regions of the world, and are often used by traditional music ensembles. The style that it is used in with a multitude of recognizable sound and melodic skills has been preserved and is being passed on. The main source of instruments for local musicians are three famous craftsmen, starting from Orozobai Kenchibaev, who established the technical style of the option of the instrument that's mainly manufactured today. Aside from its appearance, the general features of temir-komuzes include a thin tongue with a very long knee relative to the working part. From there, the specific mechanics and the ability to strike it with pure sound only toward oneself.
Warning! Overwhelming majority of jaw harps presented are single pieces or made by hand, in very small quantities, instruments. There is no jaw harp factories exists; every one is unique in details, in different degree.