This Sarangi is carved from one piece of toon wood in India. It is 27 inches long with 3 gut main strings which are bowed & 35 steel sympathic strings. The bone bridge sits atop a goat skin to produce a unique sound. The end of the instrument has a plate of brass attached to it. It is decorated with fish inlays & has a semi glass finish. It includes bow, fiberglass case, tuning tool and cloth bag.
Item overall: 27" L x 7" H x 8" W
Body/Bowl: 10" L x 5" H x 8" W
Body: One piece construction of toon.
Neck: Made of toon.
Soundboard: The sound board is goatskin.
Strings: There are 3 main Gut string and 35 sympathic steel strings.
Tuning: Tunings vary based on Ragas: a common tuning is SA, lower PA and low SA
Tuning Pegs/Levers: There are 4 main and 35 sympathic strings.
Nut: Made from bone. Neck at Nut: 4.5" W; Nut: 2.5" W
Neck at Body Joint: 5.5" W
Bridge: Bone Strings at Nut: 2.25" W Strings at Bridge: 2.25" W
Scale Length: 15"
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: 6.85 lbs.
Item Weight with Case: 15.4 lbs.
Item Length: 27 Inches
Item Height: 7 Inches
Item Width: 8 Inches
Packed Weight: 18 lbs.
Ship Weight: 19 lbs.
Ship Length: 32 Inches
Ship Height: 12 Inches
Ship Width: 12