Ayub/RA Sitarmaker Kharaj Pancham ~ Ravi Shankar
style Custom Concert Sitar with natural wood inlay
Ayub continues to surprise us. The latest now from an established Miraj maker.
Ayub (RA Sitarmaker) became known years back
when he exported a number of instruments to the
West and then stopped. More
details here on the
This is a custom all Miraj made instrument
that was a surprise to see almost finished on
our last visit. Generally their instruments are
Kolkata made but Ayub has started making a few
pieces in the old all Miraj style, each one
custom in design with no 2 ever exactly alike
even on the same model.
All the work is done by him personally from
carving to fitting.
This sitar features aged mahogany wood with
ebony bridges. It's strung in the Ravi Shankar
style and has many elaborate bird decorations
all in wood. It has a 13.5 inch tabli and a
Pandharpur single piece gourd with matching top
tumba. Ebony bridges, pegs are hardwood with
natural materials on langot and select
decorations. Wood is actually inlaid pieces, not
painted as is common in many Miraj instruments. Includes
fiberglass cases for sitar and top gourd and has
been carefully handled and air shipped to us.
Current in stock model has rose carved ebony
pegs and a few other additions this time.
Not currently stocked, can be
custom ordered anytime.
Out of stock, sorry
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