BUY MAHARAJA MUSICALS SITAR - KHARAJ PANCHAM
SINGLE TOOMBA - HALF DECORATED - WITH FIBER TROLLEY
Product Code – No. 137
Fully Tuned Sitar
Magnificent Acoustic Sound
Specially Crafted and Tuned by Manu Ji (Third generation string instruments maker)
Made with thoroughly-dried Tun Wood
Natural Color Finish
Steel, Bronze & Brass Strings
Kharaj Pancham Style: 7 Main & 13 Sympathetic Strings
Carved Wooden Tuning Pegs
Exquisite Inlay Work
Single Toomba (One Main Gourd Toomba)
Handmade, Camel Bone Bridges
Fine-tuning Beads made with Camel Bone
(You can request Fiber bridges and beads instead of camel bone at no extra cost)
Includes a Beautiful Trolley with Wheels, made with Fiber
Optional Extras: Padded Gig Bag, Surface Touch Pickup
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.
Natural Color Sitar
Length: 50-51 Inches approx
Weight: 3-4 KG approx
Extra Set of Strings
Trolley made of Fiber (with wheels)
We have professionally setup the Maharaja Musicals Electric Sitar with strings of specific gauges and materials so that the below given traditional tuning is achieved. Please note that your Sitar may loose tuning while in transit to you or if left unused for some time. Here is some help to start tuning your sitar. We are trying to tune the sitar in the traditional Kharaj Pancham - Ravi Shankar style, in the key of C. Please have a chromatic tuner handy.
Tuning the 7 Main Strings
We start from the main string most further away from the tuning pegs, so if the Sitar's string side is facing you, the 1st string would be the right most string.
1st String - Ma - F (An octave below Middle-C)
2nd String - Sa - C (An octave below Middle-C, below the F of 1st string)
3rd String - Pa - G (Below the C of 2nd string)
4th String - Sa - C (Two octaves below Middle-C, below the G of 3rd String)
5th String - Pa - G (one octave above the 3rd string, above the F of the 1st String)
6th String - Sa - C (Middle C, above the G of 5th String)
7th String - Sa - C (one octave above Middle C, above the C of 6th String)
Tuning the 13 Sympathetic Strings
Normally we tune the sympathetic strings to the same scale of the music or raga that you are playing. If you are a beginner, don't bother much about tuning these strings.
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