Radha Krishna Sharma Professional Sitar
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Sitars are one of the earliest concert string instruments and are a mainstay in the highly developed musical system of North India. Buying a sitar can be a scary and expensive ordeal as there are many unplayable and overpriced instruments carried by online stores that have no knowledge of the instrument.
Since we actually have an in-house sitarist, (salesman Pete Fine), who has studied and performed on the instrument for many years, the sitars we send out are inspected, setup and ready to play.
The Radha Krishna Sharma Professional Sitar is a very good quality sitar built by an old and respected company in Calcutta, India. This hand-made sitar has 7 main strings (in the tuning popularized by Ravi Shankar, Nikhail Banerjee and other virtuoso players) and 13 sympathetic strings, plus the 2nd gourd at the head of the neck. It ships with a wooden case, extra set of strings, various mizrab (sitar "picks") and a beginning sitar book. This is several steps above the a beginning sitar found on many sites and less expensive than the highest grade sitars.
All sitars do require regular tweaking and regular tuning and, unlike western instruments, are not made to exact specs and do vary from one to another. Learning sitar, and the incredibly exciting and developed music of India, is a rewarding and exciting endeavor for any serious musician.
PLEASE ALLOW 1 to 2 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY