Detroit Institute of Indian Music


DILRUBA


 

 

 

 

The Dilruba is a bowed instrument that shares its roots with Sarangi, but it is a more recent invention (19th century).

This instrument has a neck similar to sitar, but smaller, with curved sitar frets and sympathetic strings. The bridge is seated on leather skin stretched over the soundbox of the instrument.

Most Dilrubas have 3 iron or bronze playing strings and 11 sympathetic strings. The playing strings are played with a violin bow, or a Sarangi bow (with convex's tension) held in the right hand. The price for this instrument includes a carrying case and accessories (bow).

Price: $350.00 (plus packing, shipping and handling).

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