This Natraj brand, single toomba sitar is crafted by Bhargava & Co. It comes strung in the 6-string style; with 4 main, 2 chikari and 12 sympathetic strings and is approximately 48-49 inches in length. Bhargava & Co. was established in 1948 as a wholesaler of musical instruments. Today they are a leading manufacturer and exporter of fine musical instruments.
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 fewer carvings, offer an elegant alternative to the double toomba style. Without the small neck resonator these instruments are less top heavy when compared to the traditional double toomba sitar. Decorations and colors will vary.
This complete package includes an extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide (book or CD-ROM as stock allows) and a nylon case.
Actual instrument weight is approximately 5.5 lbs.
These instruments are all individually handmade and therefore each one will be unique.