|SITAR ARCHIVES SITAR AND SITARS AVAILABLE AND UNAVAILABLE|
Instruments we've carried in the past that are either discontinued or no longer available. Some may be ordered depending on circumstance, your inquiry is welcome. If you see a design that you like it can probably be made if it's Srishti, RA and Bashir sitars are no longer carried but we have access to the designs via Naeem Sitarmaker as they share common craftsmen.
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Srishti Jodhpur not stocked but can be custom ordered.
Srishti Manipur Tun (mahogany) Sitar not stocked but can be custom ordered.
Srishti Garland Sitar Older style.
The Basic was a popular model but sadly we can't keep the price reasonable due to increased costs. May still be ordered but at the Srishti Standard price now.
Srishti Padma (Lotus) Sitar may be custom orders, about 3 to 4 months delivery time.
Srishti "Kashi" Sitar ~ this is a fantastic instrument which didn't attract much interest, modeled after the Radhey Shyam Sharma sitars only with a top gourd. A redesign is in the works but probably looking at Winter of 2011 or 2012.
Srishti Fancy Gandhar Pancham Custom Sitar another gem ~ available on custom order now only.
Srishti "Peacock" Sitar available on custom order now only.
Srishti Garland Sitar we've discontinued this model.
Sanjay Rikhi Ram Gandhar Pancham necklace sitar We get the occasional sitar used from Rikhi Ram but don't import any longer. Visit our old site at Sitars Etc. to see some great pictures of Sanjay Sharma ~ Rikhi Ram sitars when he was first starting out on his own.
RA Sitarmaker Gandhar Pancham necklace design
Mohan Lal Benares style sitar ~ Handpicked in Varanasi by us, a very playable sitar set up in Kharaj Pancham style with a great action. Mohan Lal passed away recently but his son is making sitars also and is very good but a lot more expensive....
Special Gandhar Pancham sitar by RA Sitarmaker
RA Sitarmaker sitars have been discontiued due to quality problems as they are outsourcing their production to Calcutta, the remaining instruments that you see here are good instruments but we had to throw a few away. Do be careful when purchasing them from other stores or from the maker, it's a gamble and something we are sorry to see but it happens a lot with makers. Please note that a lot of the pictures of accessories on the RA Sitarmaker site belong to us at Rain City Music and Sitarsetc.com and have been used without permission. If you order directly you will definitely not be getting what you see there!
Studio sitar Kharaj Pancham layout.
Studio sitar Gandhar Pancham layout.
8 string kharaj pancham style ebony sitar by RA Sitarmaker
Kharaj Pancham full decoration sitar by RA Sitarmaker
Bashir past models. We have discontinued carrying his instrument as most Miraj made sitars are now fitted there but the bodies are made in Calcutta and they're not using traditional finishes. We are able to do similar models through another Miraj maker using traditional bodies and finish though if you find a design you like here.
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