The No. 3 grade Ravi Shankar style sitar from Kanai Lal is an introduction to the quality that has made Kanai Lal famous. This sitar looks great, sounds wonderful, and comes with a hard case at no extra charge.
These are available from our inventory in the U.S. No special ordering is required. Each one is set up by skilled musicians at our Urbana, IL shop before shipping.
Includes: - FREE SHIPPING to U.S., Canada, and Mexico - Soft Case ($69 value) - One Extra String Set - Mirzrabs - Professional Set-Up / Prep
Optional Add-On's: - Upgrade to Hard Case (add $100 / $300 value) - Additional string sets & Mizrabs (discounted w/ purchase) - Sitar Pickup (Add $150)
- Overall Dimensions: ~49 x 14 x 12 inches - Weight: 7.5 lbs. - Main Strings: 7 - Taraf/Sympathetic Strings: 13 - Color: Cedar Tone - Finish: Poly
SHIPPING: 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: If you want to buy a great sitar, you're in the right place.
Our passion is to connect people like you with India's very best handcrafted folk instruments, and since 2010, our little family-owned operation has steadily evolved for this purpose.
If you're curious, PBS dug into a little bit of the back story in 2014:
And if you're curious about what we've been up to more recently, our sitar buddy Jeff Starr released this interview in 2021:
While much of India is rapidly advancing, the Indian instrument manufacturing process remains comparatively primitive. 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 old-fashioned 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.