Sarang Kirtan Classic

The Sarang Kirtan Classic is a good choice for beginners and kirtan singers who appreciate fine quality. Its main features are equivalent to our Tirupati Kirtan Classic and the 23 B from Bina, but the quality of materials and workmanship is a bit higher.

EU: 629 € (incl. bag)
incl. VAT, plus 13.90 € shipping within Germany / 32.20 € within Europe
Non-EU: 528,57 € (incl. bag)
plus 32.20 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

Thanks to Krishna Das or Jai Uttal, the design with fold-down bellows, integrated case, double reeds and simple stick keys is a classic in the western kirtan scene. Its simplicity makes it both inexpensive and robust. Double reeds, octave coupler and four drone notes provide a full, brilliant sound. The folding mechanism makes it so compact that you can easily carry it with just one hand.

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Sound sample Sarang Kirtan Classic
- complete melodic range with both registers
- three-note chords in middle range
- complete melodic range with both registers without cover (jali)

Features

- 42 simple stick keys
- range of three and a half octaves from C to F
- two reeds in middle and low register for each note
- low (bass) register C2 - F5, middle (male) register C3 - F6
- 5 register stops for separate or combined use of middle and low register
- 4 stops for drone notes C, D, G, A
- higher octave coupler for particularly bright sound
- multiple fold external bellows with side opening
- removable cover with opening option (jali) over key mechanism
- glossy shellac polish
- folding mechnism into integrated case
- cabinet made of pine wood
- incl. padded bag
- available in colours natural, teak or dark brown

Pine wood is the first choice for harmoniums around Delhi and in North Western India. It is much softer than teak wood, which is more common in Mumbai and Calcutta. Therefore pinewood harmoniums often get little dents or scratches during manufacturing, storage or transit to Europe. Such marks are a natural property of the wood and can not be seen as flaws or defects.

Manufacturer / Supplier

Sarang is the brand of harmonium maker Esrajya International LLP in Delhi, who specialises in high quality harmoniums in Delhi style. The grandfather of Mayank Kumar, the current boss, founded the company in 1966, after having trained for 10 years with the renowned harmonium maker Ratiram. For decades Esrajya International has worked exclusively as a supplier for various dealers. Since 2020 Esrajya International is offering harmoniums under its own brand name Sarang through India Instruments. Sarang harmoniums are marked by a particularly fine quality of materials and workmanship and thus stand out from similarly constructed models of other manufacturers.

Tuning

In India, our harmoniums are tuned in equal temperament to Western standard pitch with a = 440 hertz. However, due to lower average air temperatures, they often sound slightly higher at a = 441 to 442 hertz in Europe. The difference is so small, that even trained ears do not necessarily notice it. Nevertheless the difference may create problems in studio productions or when playing together with instruments with a tuning that can not easily be adjusted.
Therefore we offer individual manual tuning to a = 440 hertz (or any other reference pitch close to that) on request without extra cost. We can also supply custom-made harmoniums with considerably different tunings (e.g. a = 432 hertz). Please contact us if you're interested in that.

Size

Measure (closed case): height 62 cm, width 31 cm, depth 20 cm, weight: 10 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.

Register & Drone

Sarang Kirtan Classic Details