Banjira Tenor Ektara *BLEMISHED
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BLEMISHED: Ek means one and tar means string in Hindi. One string can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck. Simple and fun to play.
This is a folk instrument made in the central coastal State of Maharashtra. The goatskin soundboard is tightly stretched over an opening cut in the pumpkin gourd body. A bamboo shaft serves as the neck and the single string is stretched from a hook at the end of the gourd, over the bridge, to the tuning peg at the end of the bamboo shaft.
Overall dimensions are approximately: 6" x 30".
Actual instrument weight is approximately 1.1 lbs.
Made in India.
SPECIAL NOTE - No Warranty on Strings:
Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. During the long journey to your home the elements affect the strings and may shorten their life expectancy and reduce their sound quality. On occasion, a string may fail during this trip; therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing them as soon as possible. Learning to change strings should be the first lesson learned when embarking on the journey of playing a new instrument.
Scratch & Dent Savings!!!
Product codes ending in "-2" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. These are an honest value.