Monoj Kumar Sardar Female Flatback Tanpura

The female flatback tanpura of Monoj Kumar Sardar is perfect for musicians looking for an especially compact and sturdy female tanpura for frequent travelling. Its solid wooden structure makes it easier to handle and much less fragile than tanpuras with pumpkin sound box.

EU: 690 €
incl. VAT, plus 45.10 € shipping within Germany / 65.10 € within Europe
Non-EU: 579,83 €
plus 65.10 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

The sound of this precious trade-name instrument is exactly as round, carrying, rich in overtones and strong in treble as the sound of the traditionally shaped Monoj Kumar Sardar female tanpura. Material and workmanship are of the highest quality. Standard tonic F sharp - G sharp.

Sound sample played on one of our Monoj Kumar Sardar Travel.


Solid toon wood, synthetic bridge, four strings, synthetic varnish surfaces, medium brown stained, engraved celluloid inlays.

General Info

The string vibration on the bridge (and thus the audible overtones) depends upon the curve of the bridge and the tension, thickness and material of the strings. A thread between the string and the bridge allows subtle manipulations of the contact angle. By moving the thread position the buzz of each string can be adjusted individually.

Manufacturer / Supplier

MONOJ KUMAR SARDAR & BROTHERS is a relatively large-scale manufacturer in the heart of Calcutta looking back on a rich tradition of three generations. It is run by four brothers, all of them trained craftsmen specialising in different aspects of instrument making. They mainly make sitars, tanpuras, esrajs, dilrubas, harmoniums and shrutiboxes. But the eldest brother and manager Monoj Kumar will get you every other instrument that is manufactured in India as well. Due to our long-term co-operation with Monoj Kumar Sardar since 1994, we receive instruments with a high quality level in terms of sound, workmanship and materials. Today Monoj Kumar Sardar's quality can well compete with other renowned brands like Hemen and Hiren Roy for string instruments or Pakrashi, Paul and Bina for harmoniums.


Measure: length 130 cm, width 22 cm, depth 13 cm, diapason 98 cm, weight: 2 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.