BUY WITH CONFIDENCE30 DAYS FREE & EASY RETURNS WITH A PRE-PAID SHIPPING LABEL(USA & UK BUYERS ONLY)* THIS IS A BRAND NEW PRODUCT **$69 SHIPPING*MAHARAJA MUSICALSâ„˘SPECIAL TEAK SITAR, KHARAJ PANCHAM, GULAB PATTA, FULLY DECORATED - WITH FIBER TROLLEYProduct Code - AIBHAND MADE SITAR BY MANU JI OF MAHARAJA MUSICALSFULLY TUNED, PROFESSIONAL QUALITY SITAR WITH MAGNIFICENT ACOUSTIC SOUNDMADE WITH THOROUGHY-DRIED TEAK WOODNATURAL FINISHSTEEL, BRONZE & BRASS STRINGSKHARAJ PANCHAM: 7 MAIN & 13 SYMPATHETIC STRINGSCARVED WOODEN TUNING PEGSEXQUISITE INLAY WORKFULLY DECORATED, GULAB PATTA DESIGN (ROSE LEAF)SINGLE TOOMBA (ONE MAIN GOURD TOOMBA)HANDMADE, CAMEL BONE BRIDGESFINE-TUNING BEADS/DUCK MADE WITH CAMEL BONE(YOU CAN REQUEST FIBER BRIDGES AND BEADS INSTEAD OF CAMEL BONE AT NO EXTRA COST)LEARN SITAR BOOK WORTH $20 IS INCLUDEDINCLUDES MIZRABS, EXTRA SET OF STRINGS, WORTH $20INCLUDES A FIBER TROLLEY (WITH WHEELS), WORTH $300INSTRUMENT HAND MADE IN INDIA$69 & FAST SHIPPING TO USAAlso $69 Shipping to United Kingdom (UK),Australia,Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greenland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain & Switzerland$189 Shipping to Canada$316 Shipping to Japan(Via FedEx/UPS/DHL)For Buying this Product in Other Countries, Please Contact Us.NO CUSTOMS DUTY OR TAXES APPLY FOR USA CUSTOMERS100% SAFE DELIVERY GUARANTEE30 DAY FREE & EASY RETURNS FOR USA & UK CUSTOMERS(We provide a prepaid shipping label. Please retain the original packaging.)Reaches you within 3 to 5 working days after dispatch! About the Sitar MakerThis Sitar is hand crafted by an experienced sitar maker Manu Ji of Maharaja Musicals. Manu ji is a third generation sitar maker from Miraj and now works exclusivelywith us in our workshop.About SitarSitar is as unique and fascinating instrument as the music it creates. There are different types of sitars and the construction of a quality sitar differs for each type. Making of sitar is a complex process. These instruments are crafted by experienced sitar 'makers' or 'fitters'.The neck, faceplate, and gourd of the finely-crafted sitar are typically constructed of a combination of mahogany and teak wood, and its bridges are made from materials such as deer horn, ebony, or even camel bone, although synthetic materials are also used in modern times, often to lesser effect albeit. Expert sitar makers string the instrument with a bridge through the process of optimizing the sitar's tonal quality called jawari, and then allow the instrument rest for around a week to allow the neck to bend slightly. This is done so that it settles in before the sympathetic peg holes are drilled, which ensures that the fret setting is accurate and done correctly.About This Sitar: Kharaj Pancham Teak Wood Sitar - AIB ModelSitar is as unique and fascinating instrument as the music it creates. There are different types of sitars and the construction of a quality sitar differs for each type. Making of sitar is a complex process. These instruments are crafted by experienced sitar 'makers' or 'fitters'.This Sitar has been designed according to Ravi Shankar Style & hence, it contains 7 Main Strings & 13 Sympathetic Strings along with a toomba. This Sitar is about 51 inches in Length and weighs around 3 KG. This Sitar has been specially designed using Tun Wood.This Sitar is handcrafted in India and also contains bridges made from camel bone. It contains tasteful inlay work and half decorated gulab patta design to give it a beautiful look and is natural in color. It is accompanied with Mizrabs & Extra Set of Strings. This Sitar also contains one toomba out of which one is main gourd toomba and other one is wooden. We have included a high quality Fiber Trolley worth $300, which can be very handy to transport this Sitar.These best Quality Sitars are specially crafted for professional musicians and meet their highest requirements. They are designed on the basis of traditional art of instrument-making. These produce amazing sound and their brilliant designs make them instruments for life.Our Sitars come with a closed jawari.TUNINGWe have professionally setup the Maharajaâ„˘ Electric Sitar with strings of specific gauges and materials so that the below given traditional tuning is achieved. Please note that your Sitar may loose tuning while in transit to you or if left unused for some time. Here is some help to start tuning your sitar. We are trying to tune the sitar in the traditional Kharaj Pancham - Ravi Shankar style, in the key of C. Please have a chromatic tuner handy.Option of Custom-build at No Extra CostYou can ask us to change the following at no extra cost:Normally our Sitars are made for right handed players, but we can change them to be Left handed at no extra cost.This Sitar is a Gandhar Pancham (Vilayat Khan Style), but we can change it to Kharaj Pancham (Ravi Shankar Style) at no extra cost.Please contact us and let us know if you need any of these changes, before or immediately after placing your order.Please note that these customisations will increase the time to send this Sitar.