While Bina isn't necessarily known for sitars, their basic Vilayat Khan or Gandhar/Pancham sitar is definitely our top choice for introductory players. As with all traditional Gandar/Pancham sitars, this has a single toomba /gourd design featuring a simple leaf design against a beautiful dark finish. It has 12 taraf pegs for sympathetic string tuning, and 7 swirl design pegs for main string tuning. The inlays are simulated mother of pearl and the bridges and nuts are synthetic with a brass langot (i.e. tailpiece).
Includes: - Hard Case - FREE SHIPPING within continental U.S. from our Urbana, IL location
Full-scale. Aged tun wood in a wine red finish. Plain leaf decoration.
SHIPPING: Your instrument will arrive safely, and if it doesn't, we'll take care of it. Our packing methods have ensured that over 99% of the instruments we ship arrive undamaged. Should things not go perfectly, we will get you a replacement, refund, part or whatever is necessary. No problem.
STORE: Old Delhi Music carefully curates a selection of only fine quality ethnic musical instruments. Our business is family owned and operated in Urbana, IL since 2010. For the back story, check out this video:
While much of India is rapidly advancing, the Indian instrument manufacturing process remains very old school. From touch ups to tuning, much of what we do at Old Delhi Music is add a layer of quality control to an otherwise non-standardized production process.
We wrote THIS ARTICLE to ensure customers understand and might appreciate this vintage production style, the unique products we carry, and how we're working to ensure genuine quality, despite the odds. It's a quick read, and definitely worthwhile for anyone considering the purchase of a traditional Indian instrument.