a more detailed and bigger size click on the thumbnail
Surbahar which is usually tuned a fourth lower than the
Sitar, could be called a bass Sitar. Consequently, the
Surbahar is significantly longer than a Sitar and also
has a wider neck. The full, low sound is especially effective
in the quiet, meditative Alap. Also in Dhrupad style its
sound pattern is unmatched. Contrary to Sitars, Surbahars
are less standardized and are thus available on the market
in lots of different sizes and shapes and with different
features and decorations. This supports, together with
the particular sound pattern, the special individual aura
that is attached to this instrument and thus makes it
an instrument for individualists and for enthusiasts of
special instruments. Simpler models of Surbahars are available
from 1500,- Euro. For instruments of higher quality you
must calculate around 2.000.-- Euro and more.
further information please click on the banner
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.