Sound clips of some of our instruments.
Clips are video via Youtube taken with a small HD camera. No enhancements added, it's straight video/audio of the acoustic sound to give you an idea of the tone and quality. We used video to show the actual instrument as its being played. Additional audio clips of most instruments available for serious inquiries. We're about halfway to the goal of providing clips for each sitar and surbahar we carry.
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Each makers sound samples have their own page! Please click the corresponding link
If you'd like a demo of a sitar not listed we're happy to set it up for you via Skype or other method, just ask! There's no obligation.
Srishti instruments are made using several different craftsmen all from the Kolkata, India area. The upper level instruments are generally made with half open jawari (round or Gol) and feature great sustain and a bright tone with a thicker traditional construction.
Srishti Standard concert sitar ~ made similar to the style and tone of the Rikhi Ram Artist model Ravi Shankar style, our most popular sitar with good volume and open jawari.
Srishti Jaipur concert sitar ~ a unique design, generally with a half open main bridge and open sympathetic strings with approx. 12mm action at highest fret. Great for sustain and meend with a bright tone. Mahongany wood....
Srishti Jaipur studio sitar ~ a smaller version of the regular Jaipur, has the same tone and quality and ready for fitting your choice of transducer. Special order models can be fitted with steel strings and we can install a humbucker pickup. They sound great, custom smaller case that will fit in the overhead of many planes (I've tested this personally!).
Srishti Kala-KP concert sitar ~ Our own design, dark and minimalist design with a beautiful tone, good sustain and sympathetic response just right.
Srishti Surbahar ~ our largest surbahar, features a very open jawari in contrast to our other surbahars which are generally more closed. Shown without included footrest.
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