Dilruba, Professional Sardar w Hard Case (Item Code: DLBA-PS) This is a highly decorated professional dilruba with 5 main strings, 20 sympathetic strings and 19 frets. The dilruba is a bowed instrument with steel strings. In India, it is used in classical music. Includes hard case. Rosin for bow (VR200 D'Addario Rosin) sold separately. The locally available Toon wood is used in the manufacture of the dilruba. Scale Length of 29.5 inches (749.3 mm), 40 inches long x 8 inches wide and 6 inches deep including the bridge (1016 x 203.2 x 152.4 mm)
It is played upright in your lap with the neck leaning on the left shoulder, and played with a bow like a small bass fiddle. The soundboard is a stretched piece of goatskin similar to what is found on a sarangi and esraj. Includes case. Rosin for bow (RSNP) sold separately.
SPECIAL NOTE; No Warranty on Strings:
Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.