(Limited availablity!) Specially made to our specifications by the respected Kanai Lal & Sons, a Calcutta based maker. Made with the finest selected Indian mahogany (tun) wood available. The intricate hand carvings are done in the traditional decorative Calcutta style. Every detail has been carefully monitored including the hand-crafted lotus pegs that have been carefully fitted and chalked. Fitted with a beautiful hand engraved tumba (top gourd). A professional 20 string (13 sympathetic plus 7 main) sitar, Pundit Ravi Shankar kharaj pancham style tuning. It's hand polished in a dark walnut finish for exceptionally clear tone. This sitar includes a good quality Sitar gigbag, an extra set of sitar strings and mizrabs. We see these identical Sitars being advertise as #1 quality in the US for over USD $1000.00! In Stock & Ships the following business day!
Posted by Pat Finnigan on 20th Mar 2013
This is a superbly finished instrument with fine finish on the fret-board, tuning knobs etc. The sound gourd is very finely carved. As to the tone - it really projects from the instrument. There are certainly finer concert quality instruments to be had at Kala Kendar, but as a starting sitar it meets all of my needs admirably.
Posted by Darryl on 29th Nov 2010
I am very pleased with my new sitar and enjoying it very much . It arrived safely, and after spending some time tuning it, I have been learning SaReGaMa and Alankars using video lessons and a book. Appearance, craftmanship, playability and sound are all excellent. I am of course only a beginner but the jawari seems very nicely done to my ear. I am eagerly awaiting some addtional learning materals ordered from Kala Kendar
Posted by Asif on 9th Oct 2010
Yes - everything is just perfect -- the sitar is lovely - it records very very well and is beautiful. Thank you for the fast shipping - it made it here for the session.
One - thing -- just some care tips would be nice to keep it in perfect working order -- there is no one here to service or maintain sitars -- so any advice would be appreciated!
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