Many of the most remarkable Tanpuras in India have origins in Miraj. This full-decoration Male is the very finest Tun wood model made by this renowned maker.
Naeem Sitarmaker maintains integrity and artistry using only locally sourced materials and honing them into fine quality instruments, as has been the tradition in his family for over 150 years. This instrument is an example of some of their very best work.
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 U.S. (excludes HI and AK) - Fiberglass Hard Case ($399 value) - Professional Set-Up / Prep - One Extra String Set
- Overall Dimensions: 56 x 16 x 13 inch - Weight: ~6 lbs - Main Strings: 4 - Color: Dark Mahagony - 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 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.