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The Hansa-Vina has been newly
developped by the renowned manufacturer Monoj Kumar Sardar
from Kolkata. It has five guitar strings and is played
in slide technique. Maybe the name Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
means something to some people, who with his resonant
string guitar (Mohan-Vina) demonstrated this in an excellent
way together with Ry Cooder in the joint Grammy-awarded
production "Meeting by the River". In addition
to the 5 guitar strings there are four drone and 13 resonant
strings.The Hansa-Vina can be held and played like a Sitar
or a guitar. The melody is produced by a bottleneck which
is put on a finger of the left hand. The Hansa-Vina can
also be put flat on the lap while sitting cross-legged
and be played by bottleneck from above.
a traditional instrument manufacturer in the midst of
Kolkata, Monoj Kumar Sardar supplies the whole range of
both Indian instruments and instruments from the folklore
range as well as some western instruments. Monoj Kumar
Sardar supplies a reliably good quality, both in the processing
and in the sound characteristics, and can in every respect
be called a manufacturer of excellent instruments with
a good price-performance ratio.
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offers on principle only high-qualtiy musical instruments.
This is made possible by close personal contact to the
suppliers and a strict selection of the instruments that
are included in our range of goods. We do not offer any
instruments which reach the west from unknown sources
via importers and which are often resold by middlemen
without any quality check and setting of the instrument.
The demand from the west is relatively high in India.
The purchase prices are negotiated to the lowest limit
by the western countries, especially for high ordered
quantities. This has effects on the required care and
circumspection in craftsmanship, on the experience and
mentality of the commissioned manufacturer and the use
of parts of the instruments that are often of a poor qualtity.
Irrespective of the qualification of the skill in craftsmanship,
this leads, in some cases, to results that do not deserve
the name instrument. Thus it is easily comprehensible
that it is essential, when bying an Indian instrument,
to know the sources. TARANG only supplies instruments
from indisputable sources. All instruments are delivered
adjusted and ready to be played.
Of course, we understand that somebody who purchases an
instrument is also dependent on accessories and spare
parts. Also in this respect we can satisfy the needs of
our customers. Should an instrument be defective at any
time, we can arrange for appropriate restoration. As a
rule we can deliver any instrument offered on our website
within 1 - 2 weeks. Our international lists of teachers
enable everybody to find information about a teacher in
their proximity. You can expect from us: reasonable prices,
prompt service and straightforward processing of purchase
financial aspect also has to be mentioned. Despite the
high quality we offer, we also do our best to offer you
these instruments at very competitive and reasonable prices.