The Sardar ultra professional sitar is approximately 49" long and has a neck width of approximately 4 inches. The neck and body are highly decorated and feature a red etched inlay. The tuning pegs for the 7 Main and 13 Sympathetic strings are hand carved in a floral.
FEATURE: A short wire, tied to one of the low frets terminates in two hooks. These hooks are used to hold the low bass stings down, and out of the way, during fast passages. As an example: when the number 4 string is tuned to low Sa, 2 octaves below middle C, the string is quite loose and can rattle during fast passages. Tucking the string under the hook, stops it from rattling when the other strings are being played. When used, the hook creates two notes on the string; one note above and one below the hook. Even though you are not playing the string under the hook, it could resonate sympathetically while you play, so make sure the two notes have a pleasant intonation.
Accessories: Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and padded gig bag.
PleaseNote: Decorations and colors will vary. These are all individually made and will be unique.
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.
Item Weight: 6.5 lbs.
Item Weight with Case: 9 lbs.
Item Length: 49.5 Inches
Item Height: 11.5 Inches
Item Width: 13.5 Inches
Packed Weight: 19 lbs.
Ship Weight: 85 lbs.
Ship Length: 56 Inches
Ship Height: 19 Inches
Ship Width: 18 Inches