The Sitar is a classic Indian instrument. Its sound is soft and brilliant.
It is believed that it was introduced to India from Persia during the Mongolian period.
All the strings are plucked with a “mizard” pick placed around the index finger, except the sympathetic strings which can eventually be played with the little finger.
The Sitar has a total of 18 to 26 steel strings. 4 strings are used for melody, 3 to accompany harmonics and rhythms, and between 11 and 19 tunable strings vibrate in sympathy and add body and texture with their powerful sound.
Measures: 1,22m x 0,38m x 0,27m / 4 f x 1.25 f x 0.89 f