BLEMISHED: Ek means one and tar means string in Hindi. 5"x23", simple and fun to play, 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 soundboard is goat skin is tightly stretched over an opening cut in the pumpkin gourd body. A bamboo shaft which serves as the neck One strings is (are) stretched from a hook at the end of the gourd, over the bridge, to the tuning peg at the end of the bamboo shaft.