MKS Instrumental Tanpura



  • This traditional Instrumental Tanpura made by MKS in Kolkata. It's well-crafted with tun wood and finished in a beautiful dark stain. 

    These are set-up with care and shipped only from our U.S. location in Urbana, IL. We do not drop ship.

    Includes:
    - FREE SHIPPING within continental U.S. from our Urbana, IL location
    - Professional Set-Up / Prep
    - Carrying Case


    Optional:
    - Tanpura Pickup (add $150)

  • - Overall Dimensions: 40 x 12 x 4 inch
    - Weight: ~3.8 lbs
    - Main Strings: 4
    - Color: Dark Mahagony
    - Finish: Shellac


  • 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 Tanpura, 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. 

    Thank you,
    Old Delhi Music