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Sitars for musicians by musicians!!

*FREE FIBERGLASS SITAR CASE, SPARE STRINGS, STRING HOOK, CHALK, 3 MIZRABS, AND YOUR CHOICE OF 1 DVD WITH EVERY SITAR* 

Unless otherwise noted and while supplies last!!  Details here

 Welcome to the SITAR page, we offer sitars by Srishti Musical, P & Brothers, Naeem Sitarmaker, Mohan Lal Sharma, and select nice pre-owned instruments by Hemen, Hiren Roy, and Rikhi Ram when available. Every instrument is carefully monitored through each stage of production and air shipped only. While we have access to nearly any maker in India, we've chosen these few makers based on predictable superior quality and tone. We have a long history with each maker and regularly visit India every year to monitor progress on the instruments. We go to an extreme degree  that is unmatched by anyone else to guarantee a very high quality instrument for you!! If in doubt, give us a call and we'll play them for you, there's only one other dealer in the west that can do this so don't put your trust in cheap importers or dress shops! Sitars are the main reason we're here....Custom modifications are available from some makers provided you're willing to wait for it. Otherwise, in stock instruments will generally feature half closed jawari in the case of Kharaj Pancham sitars or closed jawari for Vilayat Khan style sitars. For detailed information about makers, etc. please visit the Sitar information page.
 

Naeem Sitarmaker sitar

Naeem Sitarmaker of Miraj 

 Kashmiri style custom sitar

Ravi Shankar style full decoration deluxe mahogany sitar *new design in single or double color penwork*

Floral inlay full decoration KP style (all inlaid only)

Concert full decorated sitar w/all geared tuning pegs 

Concert full decorated sitar w/custom headstock 

Floral inlay full decoration KP style (all inlaid only)

Ravi shankar style sitar regular design

Teak Vilayat Khan style full decoration custom sitar 

Custom studio ~ electric with fiberglass case  

Shahid Parvez style gandhar pancham sitar 

Teak custom concert sitar Ravi Shankar style

Full sized studio sitar with all geared tuners and full decoration   

Gandhar Pancham sitar (regular mahogany with teak tabli)

Half decoration standard sitar  *new design*

 Unlimited customization available.


Mohan Lal Sharma sitars

One of Indias best instrument makers! There are usually waiting lists for most of the models as he doesn't make many instruments.

 

Mohan Lal Sharma munda teak sitar by Rajesh Sharma  *due again Fall 2018*

Mohan Lal Sharma style sitar half decoration by Rajesh Sharma   *2 in stock* 

Full decoration mahogany angoor patta concert sitar *due again Fall, 2018*

Half/full decoration professional gulab patta concert sitar *due again 03/18*

Vilayat Khan style/gandhar pancham sitar  *due 01/18*

Full decoration teak concert sitar  *due again Fall 2018*

Natural gourd studio sitars  in stock

Mahogany Surbahar   due Fall, 2018

Burma teak surbahar *sold out, due again Spring, 2019*


Srishti sitars sitar Sitar Sitars by
                            srishti musical Started in 2001, we've returned to the original vision. Instruments of the highest quality, carefully monitored during all phases of construction. Exclusively available only at Rain City.

Please click on each model to go to the page for it! We are redoing our production setup in Kolkata with new models coming shortly.  All other past models will be in the archives for reference. If you wish to order a past model it can be made by Naeem in any configuration needed.

Please click on each link to view

Srishti Jaipur Studio short scale sitar   1 pre-owned in Stock, LAST ONE!


P & Brothers sitar maker in Kolkata, India

 

From Suman Karmakar in Kolkata, very fine instruments. Suman is not as well known as others but was very influenced by the tone and style of the late Hiren Roy and his instruments show it in their darker warm tone and appearance.

P & Brothers full decoration #1 Kharaj Pancham sitar  in stock

P & Brothers half decoration #2 Kharaj Pancham sitar   *due again soon*

P & Brothers half decoration #3 Kharaj Pancham sitar   *due again soon*

P & Brothers acoustic studio Kharaj Pancham sitar  * in stock just arrived *


OTHER SITARS Available

These are instruments that may be one of a kind only or not continuously in stock, they have generally been handpicked in India by us and are premium instruments.

Naskar & Co. full decoration Kharaj Pancham sitar    


Vintage Sitars Available

Many professionals prefer older instruments with a broken in sound. On occasion we get very nice instruments of this type. Always fully refinished and fitted to 'as new as possible' condition. Each unique and one only!! 

Hiren Roy pre-owned full decoration sitar  in stock!

Hiren Roy 2012 KP full decoration sitar *coming soon*

  Vintage Rikhiram KP sitar *coming soon*


Pre-owned instruments available

Instruments on consignment or otherwise, all instruments fully fitted and checked and in our possession here!  

Vintage Rikhiram KP sitar *coming soon*

Rikhi Ram (Sanjay) GP sitar  


Barun Ray, Hiren Roy's Son. Sadly we have had to discontinue carrying their instruments due to problems beyond our control . You can view the past instruments in the archives section. Do have a look at the P&Brothers instruments for a similar design and dark/warm sound style. Used/pre-owned instruments (made before 2014) only now listed below as we find them.

Hiren Roy pre-owned full decoration sitar in stock!

Hiren Roy 2012 KP full decoration sitar *in stock, details coming soon*

Hiren Roy sitar sitars Sitar by Hiren
                              Roy Barun Roy Sitars

Hemen sitar One pre-owned mahogany sitar in stock  . One of Calcuttas oldest makers, famous for sarodes and sitars. The sitar below is our last Hemen we will be offering since sadly he has passed away.

Vintage pre-owned Hemen concert sitar  sold, sorry

Hemen concert sitar ~ full decoration  sold, sorry.


SITAR ARCHIVES CLICK HERE!! Sitar and other instruments we've carried in the past, some of which may still be ordered.

We often have sitars here that are not listed on the website, it can take up to 2 months depending upon how busy we are to get them on the site so if there's a particular sitar you're looking for, don't hesitate to call or email.

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