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Naeem Sitarmaker electric studio sitar ~ kharaj pancham (Ravi Shankar style) setting.

7 main strings ~ 13 sympathetics

This beautiful sitar features a solid mahogany tumba and extensive inlay with ebony bridges and double cut slots. Well made geared tuners for the main strings and hardwood sympathetic pegs. Fret tying done with nylon per our request so that the decorations are visible on the back of the neck. With a 13 1/2 inch full sized tabli it is acoustically very nice for a studio sitar and has decent volume as well.... the headstock is designed for ease of tuning. Has a sturdy jack with built in transducer which we can upgrade per your requirements to a high end transducer or humbucker, etc. with steel string retrofit. Comes with a fiberglass flight case. Original Miraj construction, not an imported body from Kolkata as the majority of instruments are now in Miraj. Has an open jawari, nice resonant tone with full kharaj tone as well and excellent fitting all around. Naeem comes from the oldest family of instrument makers in Miraj and makes a wide variety of instruments, we work with him closely on custom pieces and this is the first. This sitar has been air shipped (as are all of our instruments) to preserve its quality. Please consider this if comparing to other instruments.

$1075 + $70 shipping   Add to Cart    Due again 2/14!

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