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Various String Instruments

It is really worthwhile to discover the world of Indian string instruments: Most of them have a unique sound particularly rich in overtones thanks to their sympathetic strings. Some are played with unusual techniques to produce the typical sliding melody movements. We carry a wide variety of plucked instruments as well as swarmandals and santoors.

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Sarod

SAROD

The fretless lute sarod is one of the most important melody instruments of classical North Indian music.

Mohan Veena

SLIDE GUITAR

Indian musicians have given a new dimension to slide guitars by adding sympathetic and drone strings.

Surbahar

DHRUPAD

Dhrupad instruments have a sophisticated construction, a deep, majestic sound and are very rare nowadays.

Saraswati Veena

SOUTH INDIA

The South Indian tradition has its own classical melody instruments.

Santoor

BOX ZITHER

A box-shaped resonator and separate strings for each note are typical for these instruments.

Ektar

FOLK & CHANT

Many Indian folk instruments are easy to play, small, simple and without sympathetic strings.