The doshpuluur is a long-necked lute made from wood, usually pine or cedar. The distinguishing feature of the instrument is the trapezoidal shape of the soundbox, which is covered on both sides by goat skin. Traditionally the instrument has only two strings, but there exists versions of it with three or even four strings. The two strings are tuned a fifth apart, with the third string usually forming the octave. The doshpuluur is played by plucking and strumming. Like the other stringed instruments, it is traditionally used as an accompaniment for a solo performance.