Naeem Sitarmaker Natural wood full size studio sitar ~ kharaj
pancham (Ravi Shankar style) setting.
7 main strings ~ 13 sympathetics
~ Full decoration
This beautiful sitar features a solid mahogany
tumba and extensive wood carvings with natural bridges. Geared tuners for
the main strings and traditional tuning pegs for the sympathetics.
14 inch full sized tabli (!) it is
acoustically very nice for a studio sitar and has
decent volume equivalent to a traditional sitar and
also provide comfort while playing....
the headstock is designed for ease of tuning. Has a
sturdy jack with built in transducer. 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 3/4 open jawari,
nice resonant tone with full kharaj tone as well and
excellent fitting all around. I've been asked to get
a sitar like this made over the years and am happy
with the result. Especially impressive is the
balance, it's not overly heavy as one would expect.
Very nice sympathetic respons
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,
we will get 1 to 2 per year. This sitar has
been air shipped (as are all of our instruments) to
preserve its quality. Please consider this if
comparing to other instruments.
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