The Doshpuluur (Tuvan: дошпулуур, Chinese:图瓦三弦 ) is a Tuvan lute made from wood, usually pine or larch. The doshpuluur is played by plucking and strumming. There are different designs of doshpuluur. One version has a semi-rectangular soundbox, which is covered on both sides by goatskin and has no frets on the beck. The other has a rounded soundbox made mostly of wood with a small goat or snakeskin covering over the front side, although hard to find it is said that this variant sometimes also has frets along the neck.
According to some sources, originally the Doshpuluur only had two strings, but there can be found experimental versions with even more strings (up to four). The two strings are usually tuned a perfect fifth apart, with the third string usually forming the octave. In some cases, the two strings are tuned a perfect fourth apart. Like the other stringed instruments of Tuva, it is traditionally used as an accompaniment for a solo performance, such as seen in the following solo clip of Mergen Kurai.