Naeem Sitarmaker Full size studio sitar ~ kharaj
pancham (Ravi Shankar style) setting.
7 main strings ~ 13 sympathetics
All geared tuners. Full decoration
This beautiful sitar features a solid mahogany
tumba and extensive inlay with natural bridges and
double cut slots. Geared tuners for
the main strings and sympathetics.
Fret tying done with nylon per our request so that
the decorations are visible on the back of the neck. With a
14 1/2 inch full sized tabli (!) it is
acoustically very nice for a studio sitar and has
decent volume equivalent to a traditional sitar....
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.
Do expect more sensitivity on the sympathetic
strings as the angles can be dramatic. Fully carved
and extensive inlay!
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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