This Sarangi is 25" in length and features 3 main strings, which overlay the sympathetic strings, and together resonate over a natural skin soundboard.
Includes bow, fiberglass case and tuning tool.
The Sarangi is a bowed, short-necked lute of the Indian subcontinent. Of all Indian instruments, it is said to most resemble the sound of the human voice. The word sarangi is derived from two Hindi words: sau (meaning "hundred") and rang (meaning "color"). This is because the sound of the sarangi is said to be as expressive and evocative as a hundred colors.
Three of the strings, the comparatively thick, tight and short ones, are bowed with a heavy horsehair bow and "stopped" not with the finger-tips but with the nails, cuticles and surrounding flesh (talcum powder is applied to the fingers as a lubricant). The remaining strings are resonance strings or tarabs numbering up to around 35, divided into 4 different "choirs".
Actual instrument weight is approximately 5.5 lbs.