P & Brothers half decoration
7 main strings ~ 13 sympathetics
~ natural top gourd and single color penwork.
Simple Gulab patta (rose) design in half
decoration with palm design on tumba. Synthetic bridges and langot and
nicely made pegs including sympathetics.. Suman Karmakar continues to
impress me with his attention to sound and detail.
He's heavily influenced by the old parlor type dark
"butter smooth" sound of Hiren Roy and his
instruments reflect this. A
highly under-rated maker maintaining traditional
style of fitting and never mass produced. Recommend
for players who like a decent half open sound. Add
and extra bridge with sitar purchase for $50, will
be fitted and jawari complete and will keep a
duplicate here for future needs. A great choice
for those looking for the classic smooth Kolkata
type of sound at a nice price.. This
instrument includes careful handling, air shipping,
and fiberglass cases as well as a lot of accessories so please keep this in mind
when comparing if you see it elsewhere, pics are of
the actual in stock sitar.
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