Varanasi Market sitars.
7 main strings ~ 13
sympathetics ~ Kharaj Pancham style.
We got many requests for these as they used
to be carried on the Sitars Etc. site, had a chance
to pick a few out last March and here they are!
'Market' sitars are a term for the many sitars that
come from Kolkata or elsewhere and are fitted by
local shopowners. These sitar bodies are used by all
the makers and quality can vary. We've taken these
and let them sit a few years, played them and then
refit and polish them to be a good entry level sitar
that's affordable. Comparable in quality and tone to
Srishti Basic which
we don't make any longer. Jawari is set half closed
and approx. 12mm. A very acceptable sitar compared
to anything you'll find in this price range and
listed below what it originally cost Sitars Etc. to
get them here....Made of mahogany with and without
top gourds in Varanasi style. We have just 5 of them
and that's it. They come with a rexine case, add a
fiberglass case for
$75 (while we still have them). Pictures are of the
single tumba model, slight variations in design on
1 left in
VMS sitar double gourd $535
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