Often associated with Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi's masterpiece "Mesnevi" as it starts with a story about ney and its journey.
A reed flute with a mouth piece and 7 holes. Just enough to create the most emotional sound you can get from a very simple instrument.
Niyazi Sayın and his students are the masters of our time.
Neys are named with their lengths and transpositions such as mansur, kız, süpürde, müstahzen, bolahenk and şah.
Longer it gets, harder to play, but certainly comes with a more drammatic sound.