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.
$1200 + $
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