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SUPERIOR quality made by Ashok of Delhi. We are always trying to create new products for customers who are serious musicians. The barrel is made from ethically sourced Rosewood; the high side skin is approximately 7" with a matching bass side skin of 9" Barrel sizes will vary from instrument, approx. 18 - 19" in length. This instrument produces a beautiful sound as it is made with only the best materials.
Posted by Peter R Snell on 7th Jan 2018
This is a fun instrument with a tanpura on the bottom side and 15 lighter strings stretched across the top. I've tuned these in a basic pentatonic scale. They are a bit hellish to tune and you have to stay on top of the tuning, but the sound is ethereal and evocative of celtic music (duh—if I tune it pentatonically, then I suppose I'll get that). I'm still experimenting with it, but I expect I'll use it as as colour for slower atmospehric pieces. My understanding of Indian music is minimal, so I see it more as an instument I can use to integrate different sounds into my (western-oriented) music.