ANTIQUE-50+YEAR-OLD SITAR made by the Hemen Co in Calcutta, India #1-SITAR DESIGN/MANUFACTURER in the world. It was custom designed and constructed to specifications by the #1 Sitarist of Nepal, a student of renowned Ravi Shankhar the #1 Sitarist in the world. She had it ordered 10+ years prior and it took the maker over 2 years to locate the “right ” woods and materials for this very special Sitar. If the sound from this instrument could be described it would be that of an angelic female voice o a warm summer’s eve, this instrument has a sound like no other Sitar ever made.
This Sitar comes with its own custom case and it has traveled around the world and to many countries without any damage. And it will be shipped in this same box, by the shipping company the buyer prefers, with insurance and shipping at the cost of the buyer.
The Sitar is 46 inches ( 118 cm ) tall , 13 inches ( 34 cm ) deep at the gourd, 13.5 inches ( 35 cm ) inches wide at the gourd face and 9.5 ( 24 cm ) inches tall at the gourd face. It is a masterpiece of wood craftsmanship, without ever hearing the beauty of its’ heavenly music, and when you pluck the 6 base strings, the other 18 strings automatically resonate making this instrument sound like an orchestra.