Are you fond of Indian Sitar Music? You have come to the right place. In our online shop you can buy variety of Indian Sitars made by Bina. Wholesale customers are also welcome, please fill out our bulk order form on home page.
The Dilruba is a fiddle-like instrument which is played with a bow. The Dilruba is carved from wood, has a goatskin soundboard, has main and sympathetic strings. A bow is drawn across the strings which causes them to resonate, and the bridges are moveable to adjust the tone.
The dilruba and the esraj are very similar indian classical instruments and share the same roots with sarangi, but they are more recent. The instruments has a neck similar to sitar, but smaller, with sitar frets and sympathetic strings. The bridge is seated on a skin stretched over the body of the instrument.
The Sarangi has no frets or fingerboard. It has four main strings that lay over the sympathetic strings. The bow is held palm upwards. It is drawn across the main strings, just above the bridge. The fingers of the left hand note the strings. This is done by pressing and sliding the bottom of the fingernail against the side of the string.
The Sarod evolved from the Rebab; some refer to it as a bass Rebab. It is a relatively recent instrument, having its origins perhaps no more than 200 years ago. There are 8 played strings, 2 drone strings and 7 sympathetic strings. It is played with a pick made of coconut shell.