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The Sarangi is one of the most important bowed instrument of India. Sarangi is suitable both for solo playing and accompaniment in duet/group performances.
This Sarangi is about 2 feet long and made by hollowing out a single block of wood and covered with a parchment. A bridge is tied on the belly in the middle. The sides of the sarangi are pinched to facilitate bowing. Four main tuning pegs are fixed to the hollow head, two on each side. This instrument has 3 main strings of guts.
When played, the Sarangi is positioned in such a way that the uppermost part (head) is placed on the lap and the other end rests against the left shoulder. It is played with a horse hair bow (included) which is held in the right hand. The finger of the left hand is used for stopping the strings. The most notable aspect of this instrument is that strings are stopped with the sides of finger nails and not by the balls of fingers.
This Sarangi has 35 sympathetic strings running under the main strings. These are fastened to small pegs on the right side of the finger board and also on the top of the head. The price includes a carrying case and accessories (bow).
Price: $350.00 and up (plus packing, shipping and handling).
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