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Sitars for musicians by musicians!!

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

 Welcome to the SITAR page, we offer sitars and instruments by Mohan Lal Sharma, Mohammed Waseem, Shahidali, P & Brothers as well 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

Please be aware that often incoming instruments get sold before I can get them up on the website. It's best to email or call me if you're interested to see what's coming or in stock that may not be up yet! Prices on some models not listed as they will vary according to how they're shipped at the time. I really prefer direct contact with serious buyers to make sure I have what you're looking for. It's just a one-person shop here rather than a commercial platform with canned images, etc.
 


Mohan Lal Sharma sitars

One of Indias best instrument makers! Please be aware 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 Shakrma*in stock*

Full decoration teak concert sitar  *due Feb 2023*

Mohan Lal 1/2 decoration regular  *2 in stock*

Vilayat Khan style/gandhar pancham sitar  *in stock*

Natural gourd studio sitars  in stock

Full decoration mahogany angoor patta concert sitar *due again Spring, 2023*

Half/full decoration professional gulab patta concert sitar *due again Fall 2022*

Mahogany Surbahar   *due again Summer, 2023*

Burma teak surbahar *sold out, due again Fall, 2023*

 


Mohammed Waseem Maner: One of the premier makers in Miraj whose designs and carving are without equal. First instruments now up, many more coming! Each instrument slightly different and will be numbered instead of labeled. I have known Waseem a very long time and happy to be carrying his instruments, we work together on the final offering and so secondary and final fitting and jawari done here in the workshop according to your needs. Waseem's instruments usually all vary slightly and his focus is on quality with limited production.

 

Studio sitar with gourd sides and pickup *in stock*

Full decoration teak concert sitar *in stock~details soon*

Custom studio sitar *due January, 2023*

Custom carved headstock kharaj pancham sitar *due again Spring, 2023*

Katchuwa kharaj pancham sitar *due Spring, 2023*

Full decoration Kharaj Pancham (Ravi Shankar) style #1 *due again Spring, 2023*

Surbahar *due again Spring, 2023*


SHAHIDALI

A long time associate/friend, happy to be starting up production. A very good fitter and sonically nice instruments from Miraj at an affordable price.

Shahidali VK/Gandhar Pancham sitar   *in stock*

Shahidali Kharaj Pancham ~ Ravi Shankar style sitar *in stock*


RA SITARMAKER

Ayub Sitarmaker, a long time friend of mine I get one or two from him per year.

Full decoration teak concert sitar *sold, sorry*

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 half decoration #3 Kharaj Pancham sitar *in stock*

P & Brothers gandhar pancham sitar  *in stock, details soon*


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.

SRISHTI STANDARD SITAR KP  *out of stock*


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    *discontinued, sorry*


Vintage & Pre-owned instruments 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!! 

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

Barun/Hiren Roy 2016 KP sitar *in stock, pics soon*

SenGupta Kharaj Pancham sitar (8+ years old) *in stock*

Kanai Lal ~Nityananda KP sitar (50+ years old, in process of restoration) *in stock, pics soon*

Kanai Lal ~Murari KP sitar (40+ years old, in process of restoration) *in stock, pics soon*

Hiren Roy early 80's KP full decoration sitar *sold*

Rikhiram late 60's KP full decoration sitar *sold*

Sanjay Rikhiram Anoushka Shankar style KP sitar from 2014 custom*sold*

 


Barun Ray, Hiren Roy's Son. Sadly we have had to discontinue carrying their post 2014 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.

Barun Ray 2014+ #3 sitar (coming soon)

Hiren Roy early 80's KP full decoration sitar *sold*

Hiren Roy pre-owned full decoration sitar from 2004  sold

Hiren Roy 2012 KP full decoration sitar sold

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

 


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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