BUY MAHARAJA MUSICALS INDIAN SANTOOR/SANTUR
PT. SHIVKUMAR SHARMA STYLE, MAHOGANY COLOR
Product Code – No. 39
Crafted & Tuned by a Specialist in India
Professional Quality Santoor
Magnificent Acoustic Sound
Made with thoroughly-dried wood
Mahogany Colour Finish
Pt. Shivkumar Sharma Style
31 Bridges, 93 Strings
Easy to Tune
NOTE: It is advised to please open the packing of the instrument so that it gets aired and it stays in tune. Also, it is recommended to keep it away from extreme hot or damp area.
Mahogany Color Santoor
Length: 22.5 Inches
Weight: 2.5 to 4.5 KG
(As this is a handmade instrument, sizes may fluctuate upto 2 cms.)
Extra Set of Strings
Comes in a Sturdy Storage Case
Santoor Tuning & Stringing
This Santoor is dispatched with the stringing given below:
(For the 2nd and 4th note, more thick strings can be used in order to expand the tonal range to the lower octave of the keynote)
1st and 2nd string: wound 0.65 mm
3rd , 4th and 5th string: steel 0.45 mm
6th, 7th and 8th string: steel 0.37 mm
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th string: steel 0.35 mm
15th, 16th, 17th and 18th string: steel 0.30 mm
19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd and 24th string: steel 0.27 mm
25th , 26th, 27th, 28th and 30th string: steel 0.25 mm
This Santoor is tuned to the keynote D. According to the chosen key or the raga that you want to play, you may tune the Santoor differently. Santoor maestro Pt. Shivkumar Sharma plays his Santoor with a diatonic tuning i.e. all strings of the Santoor are tuned to the chosen scale. This has the wonderful effect that the strings that are not struck reverberate and resonate at the same time. This produces a particularly beautiful and full sound. A further advantage is that you cannot strike a wrong note since all the strings are in tune.This tuning is the most common.
You may also tune the Santoor chromatically. The 15 notes on the right are tuned to the diatonic scale whereas the strings on the left then complete the half-tones that are missing in the diatonic scale (corresponds to white and black keys of the piano).
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