Srishti Nikhil Banerjee style
main strings, 13 sympathetics)
Select premium mahogany (tun) wood. Fully
carved and decorated in saffron/black colored penwork,
reminiscent of the vintage Radha Krishna Sharma
penwork Low profile Rosewood main pegs for Ma
and SA with inlaid sympathetic pegs and
carved tumba mount. Modern style tarab string
outlets. Nikhil Banerjee style (as shown) is 1 1/2
inches longer to accomodate the extra peg properly
and the fitted
extra bridge near
the meru (nut) is included but not shown in the
pictures. We will install it if requested but the
extra length already compensates with better tuning
of the lower strings. This style of sitar features 8
main strings, giving you kharaj and a gandhar drone
which can be used or clipped out of the way on the
installed hooks. Comes with a fiberglass
hard case specific to the size of this sitar included in the price.
Specs for original Nikhil Banerjee style sitar
courtesy of Hiren Roy with his permission. This sitar has been
air shipped (as are all of our instruments) to
preserve its quality. A beautiful instrument with
nice sympathetic response. Add a fitted duplicate
resin main bridge for $50 with sitar purchase.
Out of production currently, can be custom ordered!
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