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popularity of the Sitar in the north of India corresponds
more or less to the Saraswati-Vina in the southern Indian
tradition. It is regarded as belonging to the classical
solo instruments and is similarly structured as the Sitar.
In contrast to the Sitar, however, the resonator of the
Sarasvati Vina is not made from a pumpkin. The whole instrument
is manufactured from one piece of wood. The neck is narrower
than that of the Sitar so the strings cannot be drawn
sideways so much. The Sarasvati Vina does not have any
resonant strings. The frets are cast in a bed of wax and
the bridge has a metal surface. The playing technique
(plucking technique) corresponds to that of the Rudra
Vina or the Vichitra Vina.
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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.