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The 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.

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Tarang's offer on Indian Musical Instruments

TARANG 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 and delivery.

The 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.


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