Artisan Mahmud was born in Uzbekistan, Urumchi town in 1945. In 1971 he moved to Tashkent city where he currently resumes his work practice. Mahmud is the 7th master representing a whole generation of craftsmen in his area. During the creative process of constructing musical instruments, he applies ancient methods which are mostly forgotten among modern artisans. This however, makes his works unlike others.