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Banjira Deluxe Sitar, Double Toomba, Irregular/Markdown

Factory Irregular Savings!!! These Sitars are new and unused with VERY superficial blemishes that may include, imperfections in the finish, scratches, or other irregularities. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument, and come with our 30 Day Return Policy if you are not satisfied. Photos for illustration only, not to show actual blemishes.

A best seller, this Banjira deluxe standard 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 leaf carvings. It has 5 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and a padded nylon case. SALE PRICED with FREE SHIPPING.

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List Price $599.00
Sale Price: $389.95
25 in stock
Banjira Student Sitar , Full-Sized, Double Toomba

A quality student Sitar for a great price. A quality, full-sized Sitar is paired with an economy gig bag to make it more affordable for the student. It is also the choice of advanced players looking for quality Sitar at a great price. It features standard decorations with a glossy finish, and double toomba with leaf carvings . It has 5 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and a padded economy gig bag. SALE PRICE, FREE SHIPPING.


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List Price $449.00
Sale Price: $409.95
25 in stock
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Banjira Sitar, Maroon, Double Toomba

A quality student Sitar for a great price. A quality, full-sized Sitar is paired with an economy gig bag to make it more affordable. A great for beginners as well as advanced players looking for quality Sitar at a great price. It features standard decorations with a glossy finish, and double toomba with leaf carvings . It has 5 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and a padded economy gig bag. SALE PRICED with FREE SHIPPING.


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List Price $449.00
Sale Price: $409.95
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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 $499.00
Sale Price: $449.95
5 in stock
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 $499.00
Sale Price: $449.95
6 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 $499.00
Sale Price: $449.95
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, information and tuning guide and a padded nylon case. SALE PRICED with FREE SHIPPING.

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List Price $599.00
Sale Price: $479.95
23 in stock
G. Rosul Professional Sitar, Single Toomba

This G. Rosul brand, professional quality, single toomba sitar comes strung in the 6-string style; with 4 main, 2 chikari and 11 or 12 sympathetic strings, approximately 48-49 inches in length. The G Rosul company was founded 25 years ago. The founder of the G Rosul ghar (house), Mr. Gulam Rosul, was taught the art of making sitars from his father at a very young age and became a master in the craft. His instruments have proven to be very popular with several musicians in India. Today his children carry on the family tradition. Their sitars are renowned for their tonal clarity and easy playability. Decorations and colors will vary. These are all individually made and will be unique. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and a soft nylon gig bag. SALE PRICED with FREE SHIPPING.

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List Price $719.00
Sale Price: $549.95
1 in stock
G. Rosul Fusion Electric Sitar

This G. Rosul electric fusion sitar is a hybrid instrument where classic and modern styles unite. Can be played acoustic or amped. The general shape of sitar is similar to the modern electric guitar, but the neck, fret board and bridge are similar to the classic style of the Indian sitar. Instrument includes 11 sympathetic strings, 5 main strings and 2 chikari strings. It also has an internal pick-up and a female jack connector for an amplifier. Great sitar sound for any fusion band. Easier to transport to gigs than a traditional sitar. The top of the neck is outlined with a faux mother of pearl inlay.Featuring a guitar shape and a natural finish, this fusion acoustic sitar is perfect for a fusion band. Easier to transport to gigs than a traditional sitar Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and a nylon gig bag. SALE PRICED with FREE SHIPPING.

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List Price $679.95
Sale Price: $569.95
7 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 $799.95
Sale Price: $629.95
4 in stock
RKS Professional Sitar, Double Toomba

Made by Radha Krishna Sharma & Co., Model #103, professional quality, double toomba, 5 main, 2 chikari and 11 sympathetic strings, approximately 48-49 inches in length. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide.

List Price: $959.00
Sale Price: $749.95
3 in stock
Sardar Professional Sitar, Double Toomba, Gig Bag

Factory Irregular Savings! These Sitars are new and unused with VERY superficial blemishes that may include, imperfections in the finish, scratches, or other irregularities. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument, and come with our 30 Day Return Policy if you are not satisfied.

Professional Sitar made by Monoj Kumar Sardar & Bros. Sons of Khagen Sardar, professional quality, double toomba, 5 main, 2 chikari and 13 sympathetic strings, approximately 49 inches in length. These are all individually handcrafted and will be unique. Professional Manoj Sardar with floral main tuning pegs. Includes extra string set, mizrabs, information and tuning guide and a soft nylon gig bag. SALE PRICED with FREE SHIPPING.

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List Price $1,399.00
Sale Price: $929.95
3 in stock
   
 
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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.