This Radha Krishna Sharma & Co brand, professional quality, single toomba sitar comes strung in the 6-string style; with 4 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings, approximately 48-49 inches in length.
Decorations and colors will vary. These are all individually made and will be unique.
Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide (Book or CD-Rom as stock allows), and padded nylon gig-bag.
Single toomba sitars, which have fewer inlays and carvings, offer an elegant alternative to the double toomba sitars. Without the small neck resonator these sitar are less top heavy as compared to the traditional double toomba sitar.
Radha Krishna Sharma & Co., was established in 1948 by Sri Radha Krishna Sharma. The founder learned the technical art of making sitar from his uncle, Sitaram Sharma. Over the years, he worked very hard to master the craft and gain popularity in this field.
Item overall: 48" L x 12" H x 14" W
Body/Bowl: 10.5" L x 11" H x 14" W
Nut: 4.5 Inches Neck at Nut: 3.5" W
Neck at Body Joint: 3.75" W
String at the Nut: 1.5" W Strings at Bridge: 1.5" W
Scale Length: 34"
SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS:
There is 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.