This Sursargam "Sur Tanpura" is a combination of two Indian instruments. The first is a tanpura, which can be tuned to female or male range and is strung with common wound guitar strings. The second is a 15-string swarmandal strung with plain steel guitar strings and a variety of tuning options. Both instruments are built on the same sound box. It is fitted with all modern gear tuners for easy tuning.
Includes: - Soft Case - FREE SHIPPING (within continental U.S. only) from our Urbana, IL location
- Overall Dimensions: 35 in. x 11 in. x 3 in. (including strings and tuners) - Weight: 3.375 lbs. - Tanpura Strings: 4 - Swarmandal Strings: 15 - Color: Natural / Redwood tone - Finish: Poly
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.