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Calcutta Standard Sitar (Mahogany)

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km-OYYY/1749 Mah
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Expected shipping date is 7th Aug 2024

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Made with Selected Indian Mahogany (tun) wood. 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.  A professional 20 string (13 sympathetic plus 7 main) sitar, Pundit Ravi Shankar kharaj pancham style tuning. It's hand polished in a dark Mahogany finish for exceptionally clear tone. This sitar comes with an option for a good quality Sitar gigbag or fibreglass Hardcase, an extra set of sitar strings and mizrabs. 

Several case options are available for this instrument, please select below. 

IMAGES: Certified true image of the actual instrument, this is not a general stock photo.  We're keeping it simple, so you know exactly what you're getting!

Please Note: Due to safety reasons we only recommend our customers selecting either case option, If you select the "No Case" option, we are unable to insure the instrument from any sort of shipping damage.

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  • 5
    A truly magical instrument

    Posted by Kyle Gauvin on 8th Sep 2023

    I've been owning and loving this sitar for almost a year now, and it has been a life changer. Such an incredible instrument, and is worth all of the maintenance that comes with it.

  • 4

    Posted by G.L. from Niagara Falls on 19th Dec 2019

    Purchased this as a gift and it was well received. Quality workmanship and good sound for an entry level instrument. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this shop.

  • 5
    An amazing deal for the money!

    Posted by Nick from Oakville on 29th Aug 2018

    My brother bought this sitar last week. I don't know if my brother got a 'special' sample but when I look at the build quality I'm impressed. FYI -- I built harpsichords for 15 years so I'm familiar with some aspects of instrument building. I am so impressed with my brother's sample that I ordered one for myself, but in my case, it will come with the maker's badge, for a $100 premium. Even if you are an intermediate player, this is a very fine instrument with a lovely, resonant tone. Five note meends are definitely possible. My brother's sample had a 13 mm action between the last fret and Ma string which is a bit high. I reduced the action to 11-1/2 mm. Using a Peterson StroboPlus HD tuner, set to the Sitar just-intonation program, I re-positioned a few frets and tuned the sitar. All I can say is wow! Beautiful action, perfect intonation and the tarafs sing out whilst playing. Don't let the setup scare you. Some sitars need a bit of fine tuning, some don't. These instruments are truly 100% handmade and each has its own personality. In any case, the gurus at Kala Kendar know these instruments and can address any question you have. This is why I have dealt with Kala Kendar since 2007...

  • 4

    Posted by Leon from Winnipeg on 19th Jun 2015

    Great sounding, looks beautiful. I will be back.

  • 5
    Kanai Lal #1 Sitar

    Posted by Uschi on 19th Feb 2014

    I fulfilled myself a dream and bought this wonderful sitar . The instrument is more than I hoped for and in top condition . It was a pleasure to meet the friendly and most helpful staff at Kala Kendar.I can only recommend their expertise .

  • 5

    Posted by Sam on 27th Nov 2010

    Yes, everything is alright, I think the shipping was successful. The only things that have happened is that some sympathetic tuning pegs needed more chalk in order to not slip, and when i tried doing it myself, I've broken 3 sympathetic strings. But the instrument still sounds magical.