MADE WITH DRIED INDIAN WOOD - TUN WOOD. SAI MUSICALS ELECTRIC SITAR, NATURAL COLOR - ACH MODEL.
This Sitar is made in Delhi by Manu Ji Sitar-maker. An electric sitar is a kind of Electric guitar designed to mimic the sound of the traditional Indian instrument, Sitar. This Electric Sitar has 7 Main Strings, 13 Sympathetic strings and a standard 1/4 inch jack slot. It has a volume & tone controls in the front.
It produces great electric sitar sound for any fusion band. Easier to transport to gigs than a traditional sitar. The sympathetic strings are tuned with traditional sitar pegs whereas main strings are tuned with guitar style geared tuning pegs for ease of tuning. Maharaja Electric Sitar sounds almost like a traditional acoustic sitar.
In fact it can be played without the amp as well. Maharaja Electric Sitar is about 42 inches in length, making is ideal for carrying it around.
This model also comes with a special gig bag. Each and every part of this Maharaja Electric Sitar is made with hand. Firstly, the toomba or the main body, is delicately carved out of a single piece of cedar wood.On top of this soundboard are the hand crafted bridges made out of bone - the big bridge for the 7 main strings and the small bridge for the 13 sympathetic string. The main strings are tuned with guitar style tuning pegs and the sympathetic strings are tuned with the traditional sitar tuning pegs. The body & the neck are outlined covered with tasteful inlay work made with celluloid and floral carving on the wood - this is a traditional style decoration all done with hand. Finally the sitar is stringed and polished to bring out the beauty of the wood and finally finished with 4 coats of laquer. Apart from the Maharaja Electric Sitar, the package includes mizrabs, extra set of strings, padded gig bag and an amp cable. Our high end & best quality Electric Sitars are for professional musicians. These meet the highest requirements. They are crafted according to the traditional art of instrument-making. These instruments produce brilliant sound qualities and their craftsmanship and high-grade design make them instruments for life. We have professionally setup the Maharaja 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 the 5th String). 7th String - Sa - C (one octave above Middle C, above the C of the 6th String).
Tuning the 13 Sympathetic Strings. Normally we tune the sympathetic strings 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.
Actual Sitar Dimensions: 42 Inches approx. Weight: 3 to 4 KG approx. Mizrab & Amp Cable Included. The item should be repackaged securely so that it doesn't get damaged in the transit. PLEASE RETAIN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGING IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RETURN THE ITEM!
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