Shruti Box S1 Ebony - (Blemished)

Kala Kendar Exclusive

Was: $549.00
Now: $379.00
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Made from seasoned Teak wood, tuned C to C (one full octave) and a two-part counter-balanced bellow system, allowing for maximum air flow. These are perhaps some of the best Shruti boxes available.  Features copper-tipped reeds for a full and well rounded tone with subtle harmonics (often described by our customers as a sweet and warm sound). Specially made for Kala Kendar by a private maker in Kolkata.

Designed in Canada, built in India.  It's about time we started creating instruments specifically for our North American customers. 

Technical specification:

  • Copper reed system
  • C3 - C4, 13 scales
  • Solid Teak reed board
  • 8 lbs (3.6 kg) total weight
  • 40cm x 31cm x 7cm  dimensions


BLEMISHED: Cometic scratches/repairs on the finish (of the Shruti box, result from shipping damage) The scratches/repairs are barely visible; this has no effect on the performance and playability of the instrument.  




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  • 5
    Amazing Sound!

    Posted by Julian on 13th Feb 2017

    This is the third of these boxes I have purchased as my friends keep hearing mine and want one of their own. It has a warm and deep sound without sacrificing the bite of some of the upper overtones. Very well balanced and with a good long sustain makes it the perfect accompaniest for any musician!

  • 5

    Posted by Mikelle on 9th May 2014

    I'm a beginner shruti player and the gods were with me when I happened upon kala Kendra. They are amazing! I ordered online and they took the time to help me find the right box which was the S1. Went for the ebony because it was elegant looking. the box arrived in a few days. The sound is gorgeous! Warm ,soulful, and resonant. I study with the great world music singer Silvia Nakkash and whenever I take a workshop with her , she likes to borrow my shruti because of the beautiful sound. Just ordered a second one so I have a travel box and a home meditation box. I can't say enough about the service. Thank you!!!

  • 5
    Love this Store

    Posted by Paisley on 17th Mar 2014

    Such a delight to have a store with high quality authentic products at great prices available and in Canada. My shurti box arrived timely and in perfect shape. I would highly recommend this business for all your world instruments. Love always, in deep gratitude for your presence. allislove

  • 5
    ...Best shruti I have played.

    Posted by Tim on 2nd Oct 2011

    I received the box in good condition. It is very impressive. It plays in tune and have a great decay. Best shruti I have played. Thanks much.

  • 5

    Posted by Kevin on 2nd Oct 2011

    The instrument is wonderful and arrived remarkably quickly. Thank you for such excellent service

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