Muzaffer Gürenç plays the long-necked lute called in Turkish Bağlama or Saz, originally from the Persian language.

The bağlama is traditionally an accompanying instrument in folk music, but it is also an integral part of a classical Turkish orchestra. Its cultural history can be traced back as far as 2,000 years. Similar instruments to it are played in Greece, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran and Central Asia.

Usually, the bağlama has 6-7 strings that can be combined in three chords. Both the upper and middle chords are made up of two strings, the lower chord has three strings. The upper and lower chords use the thicker bass-string. The bağlama that Muzaffer Gürenç plays was built from mulberry wood at the Kılıç Saz Evi in Okmeydanı, Istanbul.