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Natraj Standard Sitar, 6, Single Toomba, Black

This Natraj brand, single toomba sitar is from Bhargava & Co. Featuring standard decorations and a black finish, it comes strung in the 6-string style; with 4 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings, approximately 48-49 inches in length. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and a padded nylon case. SALE PRICE, FREE SHIPPING.

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List Price $519.00
Sale Price: $369.95
12 in stock
Natraj Deluxe Student Sitar, Single Toomba, 6, Burgundy

A deluxe beginner sitar. Full-size sitar with standard decorations and a burgundy finish, this Natraj brand, single toomba sitar is from Bhargava & Co. It comes strung in the 6-string style; with 4 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings, approximately 48-49 inches in length. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide, and padded nylon case. SALE PRICE, FREE SHIPPING.

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List Price $519.00
Sale Price: $399.95
5 in stock
Natraj Sitar, Single Toomba, Natural

This Natraj brand, single toomba sitar is from Bhargava & Co. Featuring standard decorations and a Natural Finish. It comes strung in the 6-string style; with 4 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings, approximately 48-49 inches in length. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and a padded nylon case. SALE PRICE, FREE SHIPPING.

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List Price $519.00
Sale Price: $399.95
4 in stock
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Banjira Deluxe Sitar, Double Toomba, Natural, Dark

One of our best selling Sitars, this Banjira sitar is the choice of many learning to play the sitar, as well as accomplished players that appreciate quality at a great price. It features standard decorations with a natural finish, and double toomba with dark leaf carvings. It has 5 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, a padded nylon case. Sale Price. Free Shipping.

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List Price $599.00
Sale Price: $449.95
11 in stock
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Banjira Deluxe Sitar, Double Toomba, Natural, Light

One of our best selling Sitars, this Banjira sitar is the choice of many learning to play the sitar, as well as accomplished players that appreciate quality at a great price. It features standard decorations with a natural finish, and double toomba with light leaf carvings. It has 5 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, a padded nylon case. Sale Price. Free Shipping.

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List Price $599.00
Sale Price: $449.95
5 in stock
Banjira Deluxe Sitar, Double Toomba, Glossy, Dark

One of our best selling Sitars, this Banjira sitar is the choice of many learning to play the sitar, as well as accomplished players that appreciate quality at a great price. It features standard decorations with glossy finish, and double toomba with dark leaf carvings. It has 5 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, a padded nylon case. Sale Price. Free Shipping.

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List Price $599.00
Sale Price: $449.95
3 in stock
G. Rosul Pro 7-String Single Toomba Sitar

This G. Rosul brand, professional quality, single toomba differs from other single toomba sitars in two important ways. First, while most single toomba sitars are strung with 6 main strings this sitar comes strung in the 7-string style; with 5 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings. Secondly, this sitar is fully decorated more in keeping with the traditional double toomba sitars than the more simply decorated single toomba sitars. Without the small neck resonator these sitar are less top heavy as compared to the traditional double toomba sitar. This is a cross over style with all the benefits. These are all individually made and will be unique. Approximately 48-49 inches in length.Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide, and nylon case. Free Shipping.

List Price: $659.95
Sale Price: $549.95
2 in stock
RKS Professional Sitar, Single Toomba, Nylon Case

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. 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. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and a soft nylon gig bag. SALE PRICE. FREE SHIPPING.

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List Price $899.95
Sale Price: $649.95
3 in stock
G. Rosul Shankar Style Pro Sitar, Double Toomba

Handcrafted by G. Rosul, professional quality, double toomba, 5 main, 2 chikari and 13 sympathetic strings, approximately 48-49 inches in length. 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" Full-Size Sitar 7-String Model - Shankar Style Professional Sitar by G. Rosul Traditional Double Toomba, Masterfully Handcrafted in India. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide, and padded nylon bag. SALE PRICE. FREE SHIPPING.

List Price: $849.95
Sale Price: $669.95
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Natraj Sitar, Single Toomba
This Natraj brand, single toomba sitar features standard decorations and comes in a selection of finishes.



Banjira Deluxe Sitar, Double Toomba
This Banjira Deluxe Sitar is a choice of serious students, as well as players that want a quality sitar at a great price. It features standard decorations with a natural finish, and double toomba.



Sardar Professional Sitar, Double Toomba
Professional Sitar made by Monoj Kumar Sardar & Bros. Sons of Khagen Sardar. A value priced professional quality Sitar with double toomba, 5 main, 2 chikari and 13 sympathetic strings.




G. Rosul "Fusion" Acoustic Sitar
Featuring a guitar body, this Sitar can be played the many guitar positions, and is easier to transport.




Parts of Sitars
Avoid any thoughts that the sitar is a giant Indian guitar. Both have necks and strings; the similarity ends there. The hollow neck (dandi) of a sitar is crafted from tun or teakwood. The main resonator (tumba) is carved from a large seasoned gourd (kaddu ka tumba). There may be an additional, smaller, wood gourd (lakadi ka tumba) attached to the neck. A series of arched metal frets (parda) are tied to the neck and their positions may be adjusted to alter the pitch. With 16 to 18, or more, strings the sitar neck and peg box is a busy place. There are two sizes of tuning pegs (kunti) on the sitar, corresponding to different strings. The degree of decoration on the tuning pegs, among other things, is an indication of the class of instrument. In general, the fluted and lotus carved tuning pegs denote a higher quality instrument. The larger pegs, on the peg box, are for the main playing strings (bada). The large pegs on the side of the neck are for the drone strings (chikari). The main strings run over the top of the arched metal frets. Each chikari string is held above the frets by its own bone chikari post (mogara). The smaller pegs, on the side of the neck, are for the sympathetic strings (tarak or chota). The sympathetic strings run inside the hollow neck, out through bone grommets (taraf mogara) in the face of the neck and under the frets. As the strings pass over the wood sound board (tabkadi) they pass over one of two bone bridges. The main and chikari strings rest on the main bridge (ghoraj or bada ghoraj). While the sympathetic strings rest on a smaller sympathetic bridge (taraf ka ghoraj or chota ghoraj); both bridges are movable. Just past the bridges, there are usually one to three tuning beads. These may be in the form of eggs, swans, elephants, or other animals. Some sitars may have a brass end plate to secure the strings to the gourd’s base. Others simply have a bone post called the ‘tardami mogara,’ which translates as the jasmine blossoms that hold the strings.