An exceptional Concert level instrument made by a preferred sitarmaker. We have for a number of years been importing the Monoj Kumar Sardar & Bros concert class harmoniums, we now have expanded the collection with their finely made Sitars. We would like to offer only the best (their number 1) Gayki-Ang Concert Sitar. These sitars are made of the finest Selected Tun (Indian mahogany) wood, and are hand polished in deep dark maroon color. Mother of pearl inlays is used throughout the sitar, all done by expert craftsmen. Owning one of these exquisite sitars will certainly standout from the crowd, as this maker gives his own personal touches of detail and fine craftsmanship. We can go on and on with the unique details of this instrument, please take a close look for yourself, as even the most disconcerting musician will not be disappointed!. All our Monoj Kumar Sardar sitars come complete with a optional gig bag or fibreglass HardCase, one extra set of sitar strings and mizrabs. Now available built with a Fibreglass bridge, making it a true sitar!
Several case options are available for this instrument, please select below.
Please Note: Due to safety reasons we only recommend our customers selecting the fibreglass case option, If you select the gig bag option, we are unable to insure the instrument from any sort of shipping damage.
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Okay, let's cover the good first; the tone of this instrument is superb. Lots of harmonics, very resonant and the factory jawari is very nicely set up. Even the taraf string spacing is perfect. The action on my sample at the last fret is 10-1/2 mm which is excellent. It's very easy to play. Now, the not so good -- 1. the gourd has massive checking where the player's forearm rests. It look's like a spider web. 2. whomever applied the shellac or whatever they used on this instrument sorely needs a course in wood finishes. This is the ugliest sitar I've ever seen, and I've seen hundreds (I lived in Calcutta). It looks like the finisher used *brown paint* on the soundboard and gourd (the neck is fine). You see absolutely no wood grain. It really does look like dark brown paint. I do understand that sound and action is the most important thing but this sitar certainly does not appear to be what a MKS #1 should look like. I have 2 other MKS sitars; both look far nicer even though they are their #3 offerings. If it had a proper 'luxury' finish, easily 5 starts...
This MKS sitar arrived fast and in great condition. The maker indeed gives his own personal touches of detail and fine craftsmanship to this instrument. Though the sitar I received had small design changes to the one shown, it sounds and feels and looks amazing. I really enjoy the ebony bridge. Very easy and smooth action while I meend. This sitar just sings. And I am very happy with Mickey's costumer service as well. Great job. Great sitar.