This Natraj brand single toomba sitar is from Bhargava & Co. It comes strung in the 6-string style; with 4 main, 2 chikari and 12 sympathetic strings. Approximately 48-49 inches in length.
This complete package includes an extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide (book or CD-ROM as stock allows), and a nylon case.
While most double toomba sitars are strung in the 7-string style and single toomba sitars in the 6-string style, you can change the style of your sitar by re-stringing it with the appropriate number and gauge of strings. Single toomba sitars, with fewer inlays and carvings, offer an elegant alternative to the traditional double toomba style. Without the small neck resonator, these instruments are less top heavy.
Bhargava & Co. was established in 1948 as a wholesaler of musical instruments and today they are a leading manufacturer and exporter.
These are all individually handmade and therefore each one will be unique.
Actual instrument weight is approximately 5.5 lbs.