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MIRAJ AHMADSAHEB - Tanpuras

AHMADSAHEB A. SITARMAKER is an excellent but relatively unknown instrument maker from Miraj, a town in the Indian state of Maharashtra with about half a million inhabitants. Miraj's tradition of instrument making was founded in the mid-19th century by Faridsaheb Sitarmaker. His numerous descendants turned ?Miraj into one of the most important centers for the manufacturing of sitars and tanpuras over several generations. One of Faridsahebs descendants is Ahmasaheb. Today there is an extensive network of small workshops and suppliers in Miraj, many of which are connected by kinship and divide the many steps in the instrument manufacturing process amongst each other. Most of the pumpkins that are specially bred for instrument making today come from the area of Miraj as well.

Our Miraj Ahmadsaheb tanpuras are carefully selected for beauty of sound and personally brought to Europe by renowned dhrupad singer Ashish Sankrityayan.