This is a fully decorated Karaj/Pancham (Ravi Shankar style) sitar with 13 inlaid taraf (sympathetic) pegs, 7 lotus style main pegs, monochrome penwork and wood mount upper tumba. The bridges and fittings are synthetic, as are most sitars nowadays. Each taraf string has a unique bridge design. This instrument has a very nice tone and smooth action. Not to be confused with the legendary late Kanai Lal (makers of sitar, surbahar, and vina), this Kolkata shop provides instruments of consistent and durable quality. We have been getting sitars from them for the last 20 years, and are very pleased with them.
Included with any sitar purchase are a padded vinyl gig bag, an extra complete set of strings and 5 mizrabs: a $115 value.
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: We can now ship this instrument from our store in California to most locations in Europe and Asia for a very reasonable rate. You are guaranteed an instrument set up and prepped by our experts. Contact Us for details.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are ordering a pre-paid instrument (one that is currently out of stock), we can work with you to speed up the delivery process. Please email for details.