• sitar

    Been used for learning the sitar, notes painted on the sitar
    £51.00
    9 bidsEnding Today at 9:48PM BST7h 58mCollection in person
  • FAIR TRADE FULL SET OF 18 TOP BRANDED KARUNA INDIAN SITAR STRINGS 7+11 string

    FULL SET OF SITAR STRINGS. Complete set of 18 Authentic Indian Sitar strings. Strings providing the best choice for most players. Terrapin Trading. Fair Trade crafts from around the world. We have been working with artisans overseas since 2007 bringing you unique and fresh products.
    £14.53
    Click & Collect
    Free postage
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    115 sold
  • Genuine Indian Sitar

    £40.00
    0 bidsEnding 24 Apr at 8:58PM BST5d 7hCollection in person
  • OLD SITAR WITH CASE

    Old sitar with case needs strings I have a few spare ones one peg broken as shown in photos
    £100.00
    0 bidsEnding 23 Apr at 4:07PM BST4d 2hCollection in person
  • Sitar

    As the pictures show it's been well used but is still very playable, despite having a small crack in the bottom and a small (inch) piece of decorative lining needing sticking back on. This sitar is a full size 18 string model, doesn't have any obvious signs of a maker One resonant string is missing Collection only as it's huge unless you want to arrange your own courier or meet somewhere Message me any questions ☆
    £150.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
  • TAMBURA~DRONE instrument for meditation, backing sound, or as a talking point

    The bridge is quite high so plenty of room between and under strings for bigger hands to play individual strings. The overall length from top of neck to base of gourd is approx 103cm.
    £220.00
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    or Best Offer
  • Acoustic Jas Sitar brown wood with inlay & lockable case & key made in England

    Acoustic Jas Sitar. Black Lockable Case & Key. Brown with Inlay. Made in England. Lovely Tone.
    £399.00
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  • Full Size Ravi Shankar Style Sitar from India.

    The sitar is in a good condition. The strings need replacing, although coming with spare strings and some other spare parts. Please see the picture. The case is included. Overall in a good condition. Small scratch on the back, but no cracks. This sitra is ~ 5 years old and was purchased in India.
    £350.00
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
  • MAHARAJA Tanpura, Male, 4 Strings, Fiber Trolly

    Fully Tuned, Professional Quality Tanpura with Magnificent Sound. 3 Steel & 1 Bronze Strings. Dried Gourd Toomba. Delicate wooden carving. Exquisite Inlay Work.
    £499.99
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Maharaja Musicals
  • TOTALLY UNIQUE & UNUSUAL GIFT IDEAS FOR ALL SITAR PLAYERS!

    BUSYBODY SITAR PLAYER. > Detailed seated skeleton playing Sitar. This is a very unusual and unique model with an amazing level of detail and skill displayed. > Modeled using human anatomy diagrams to aid accuracy.
    £18.00
    £3.75 postage
  • FLAT TANPURA KOLKATA~TAMBORA~TANPURI~5 STRINGS~PRO QUALITY~YOGA~MANTRA~BHAJAN~DJ

    The curved bridge of the Tanpura and its unusual shape produce a sound that is very rich in overtones. When a string of the Tanpura is plucked what is produced is not a pure note fixed in pitch, but a note that oscillates by a miniscule amount owing to the curved bridge.
    £199.00
    From India
    Free postage
  • TANPURA~SPECIAL KOLKATA~TANPURI~TAMBORA~TAMBURA~DRONE~SHRUTI~YOGA~BHAJAN~KIRTAN~

    DESIGNER FLAT TANPURI. The curved bridge of the Tanpura and its unusual shape produce a sound that is very rich in overtones. When a string of the Tanpura is plucked what is produced is not a pure note fixed in pitch, but a note that oscillates by a miniscule amount owing to the curved bridge.
    £199.00
    From India
    Free postage
  • SURBAHAR BASS SITAR WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM025

    You will get the finest tonal quality, long sustaining sound with beautifully decorated with carving on neck, tabli and pen carving on inlay of Celluloid in a very artistic manner from top to bottom of surbahar It is in built with peigeo pick up for greater effect.
    £561.35
    From India
    £139.81 postage
    or Best Offer
  • VICHITRA VEENA GOLA BEEN RUDRA VEENA ANTIQUE INDIAN INSTRUMENT BEEN GSM035G

    VICHITRA VEENA. Veena as shown above picture. { Color & Design may vary as each product is made uniquely }. Extra set of strings. original box.
    £629.39
    From India
    £69.31 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR ROYAL PRO WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM058

    A teak wood sitar has a far better tonal quality compared to sitars made of tun {Tuna Cedar} wood. You will get the finest tonal quality, long sustaining sound with beautifully decorated with carving on neck, tabli and pen carving on inlay of Celluloid in a very artistic manner from top to bottom of sitar It is in built with peigeo pick up for greater effect.
    £631.23
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR GOLDEN LEAF WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM063

    You will get the finest tonal quality, long sustaining sound with beautifully decorated with carving on neck, tabli and pen carving on inlay ofCelluloid in a very artistic manner from top to bottom of sitar It is in built with peigeo pick up for greater effect.
    £701.45
    From India
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • ZITAR FUSION SITAR NILADRI KUMAR STYLE WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM064

    ZITAR FUSION. SITAR NILADRI KUMAR STYLE. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special RED finish { NILADRI KUMAR STYLE } Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £561.02
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • ZITAR FUSION SITAR NILADRI KUMAR STYLE WITH GIG BAG GSM064G

    ZITAR FUSION. SITAR NILADRI KUMAR STYLE. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special RED finish { NILADRI KUMAR STYLE } Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £511.87
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingSITAR TEAKWOOD RAVISHANKHAR STYLE DOUBLE TUMBA WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM001

    A teak wood sitar has a far better tonal quality compared to sitars made of tun {Tuna Cedar} wood. You will get the finest tonal quality, long sustaining sound with beautifully decorated with wood carving on neck, tabli and pen carving on inlay of Celluloid in a very artistic manner from top to bottom of sitar It is in built with peigeo pick up for greater effect.
    £493.90
    From India
    £69.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingSITAR ROYAL BIRD TEAK WOOD PROFFESSIONAL QUALITY WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM002

    A teak wood sitar has a far better tonal quality compared to sitars made of tun {Tuna Cedar} wood. You will get the finest tonal quality, long sustaining sound with beautifully decorated with carving on neck, tabli and pen carving on inlay of Celluloid in a very artistic manner from top to bottom of sitar It is in built with peigeo pick up for greater effect.
    £705.87
    From India
    £69.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingSITAR ROYAL BLACK TUNNA WOOD PROFFESSIONAL WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM005

    Well-seasoned Tunna cedara wood. You will get the finest tonal quality, long sustaining sound with beautifully decorated with carving on neck, tabli and pen carving on inlay of Celluloid in a very artistic manner from top to bottom of sitar It is in built with peigeo pick up for greater effect.
    £564.56
    From India
    £69.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingSITAR TAJ STANDARD BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM008

    Handmade product, Sitar decorated with simple & antique manner & Hemraj design on the neck, Black inlay used for decoration in very different & unique Manner, This sitar is the Made from well-seasoned tun wood it has sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £493.90
    From India
    £69.95 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR FUSION GRAINY ELECTRIC SITAR WITH BIRD HEAD GSM060

    I t is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR FU SION GRAINY. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special Natural finish Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £280.16
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION LEFT HANDED WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM066

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special Natural MAT finish Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £420.59
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • QUALITY PERSIAN SETAR, CITAR, SEHTAR, SITAR WITH SOFT CASE

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    £139.80
    From Turkey
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
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  • SITAR BLACK MIRAJ (11 MAIN & 7 TARAB STRINGS) + FIBER HARD BOX + ACCESSORRY XTRA

    BLACK MIRAJ PLAIN SITAR W/FREE CASE BOX W/18 STRINGS ( 11 MAIN & 7TARAB STRINGS MIRAJ SITAR SINGLE TUMB. Modern sitar evolved in 18th century India. ).
    £270.00
    From India
    Free postage
    Brand: Global
    or Best Offer
  • GOOD QUALITY PERSIAN SETAR, CITAR, SEHTAR, SITAR WITH HARD CASE

    PERSIAN HABIBI 3 ERBANE DAF DEF - YouTube. Video will open in a new window[isdntekvideo]. Air: 2-3 weeks. Weight: 0.355 kg.
    £118.73
    From Turkey
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
    75 watching
  • SITAR MIRAJ BLACK HANDMADE (18 STRINGS)+FIBER CASE BOX+STRING+MEZRAB+FREE SHIPIN

    Modern sitar evolved in 18th century India. Synthetic material is now common as well. The sitar may have a secondary resonator, the tumbaa, near the top of its hollow neck.
    £270.00
    From India
    Free postage
    Brand: Global
    or Best Offer
  • Ravi Shankar Style Kids (8 Years) Playing Sitar (21 Inch) With Kharaj Pancham

    Handmade Authentic Indian Kids Playing Sitar. Guitar Size (CM): H-1 x L-16.5 x W-4.5. Music has always been an important part of Indian life. <<<<< Good Playing Sound >>>>>. Made by Indian Awarded Social Organization, Rural NGO’s & Tribal Artisan.
    £98.00
    From India
    Free postage
  • ANTIQUE SARASWATI VEENA DOUBLE PUMPKIN FULL DESIGN WORK~SITAR~ESRAJ

    Small pumpkin is made of plastic. About Sarswati Veena. one veena. 10 Kg to 15 Kg.
    £3,750.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:06PM BST3d 6hFrom India
  • SITAR CARVING FUSION ELECTRIC SITAR WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM017

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special Natural finish made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £493.90
    Ending Today at 1:53PM BST3m 29s
    Free postage
    From India
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR WHITE BEAUTY STUDIO FUSION WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM021

    A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special WHITE finish made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £491.10
    From India
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR WHITE BEAUTY STUDIO FUSION WITH GIG BAG GSM021G

    A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special WHITE finish made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £420.84
    From India
    Free postage
  • SITAR FUSION ELECTRIC WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM032

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR FUSION ELECTRIC. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar,with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special finish Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £420.84
    From India
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR FUSION ELECTRIC WITH GIG BAG GSM032G

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR FUSION ELECTRIC. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar,with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special finish Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £349.35
    From India
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR FUSION ELECTRIC STUDIO SITAR WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM033

    SITAR FUSION ELECTRIC STUDIO SITAR. It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special finish made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £419.36
    From India
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR FUSION ELECTRIC STUDIO SITAR WITH GIG BAG GSM033G

    SITAR FUSION ELECTRIC STUDIO SITAR. It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special finish made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £349.35
    From India
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR ELECTRIC STUDIO FUSION CORAL WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM034

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR ELECTRIC STUDIO FUSION CORAL. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special finish made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £419.36
    From India
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR NECK CARVING WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM038

    Handmade product, this is a beautiful sitar with all hand carving in very artistic and antic manner & Carving design on the neck, we have used inlay mother of pearl on this sitar for decoration. This sitar is the Made from well-seasoned tun wood it has sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £419.36
    From India
    £69.31 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR NECK CARVING WITH GIG BAG GSM038G

    Handmade product, this is a beautiful sitar with all hand carving in very artistic and antic manner & Carving design on the neck, we have used inlay mother of pearl on this sitar for decoration. This sitar is the Made from well-seasoned tun wood it has sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £349.27
    From India
    £69.31 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR ROYAL HEMRAJ TEAKWOOD WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM059

    SITAR HEMRAJ TEAK WOOD. Hand made product made from well-seasoned teak wood with exclusive Hand Carving on Wood & pen carving on celluloid! Great finish, handmade decoration on celluloid in a very artistic and antique manner, exactly balanced and clean work.
    £420.59
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM067

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special ORANGE finish Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £420.59
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION WITH GIG BAG GSM067G

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special ORANGE finish Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £350.37
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR ULTRA FUSION ELECTRIC WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM068

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special red finish Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £280.16
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR ULTRA FUSION ELECTRIC WITH GIG BAG GSM068G

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special red finish Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £245.05
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
  • SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION WITH FIBERGLASS CASE GSM069

    It is in build with dual pick up for greater effect. SITAR ELECTRIC FUSION. A new Professional semi flat base all wooden sitar, with a complete new outstanding look totally different from others with special WHITE finish Made from well-seasoned tun wood, long sustaining sound and fine tonal quality!
    £420.59
    From India
    £69.51 postage
    or Best Offer
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Sitars

A member of the lute family of instruments, the sitar loosely resembles a guitar. The classical Indian instrument has a broad long, fretted neck and a rounded, gourd shaped body.

Traditionally sitars have 7 strings, 11-13 resonating strings and 20 frets. The instrument’s popularity expanded in the 1960s when musicians like The Beatles, The Doors and The Rolling Stones featured the distinctive sound in their music.

Difference between traditional and electric sitars

  • Traditional – Classic sitars are modelled on the design of the plucked string Indian instrument that dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Modern designs are often highly decorated.
  • Electric – There are two types of electric sitar. New fusion models feature a solid body and a sitar top, and have the good looks of the traditional instrument. The other version is an electric guitar that has been modified to mimic the sitar sound.

How to choose the right sitar for you

  • The Ravi Shankar – Named after the most famous sitar player, the Ravi Shankar (or R.V.) sitar boasts 12-14 resonating strings, and a small ‘pumpkin’ resonating chamber that is positioned at the top of the sitar neck. Two extra bass strings give this distinctive instrument a deep bass sound. The R.V. is usually highly decorated and embellished with carving detail.
  • The Vilayat Khan – Slightly smaller in size than the R.V., the singular gourd sitar is named after sitar maestro Vilayat Khan. Known as the V.K. this instrument features fewer strings and no bass strings at all. Instead, the V.K. has a ‘chickaree’ string that produces a fuller sound.
  • The Surbahar – Commonly known as the bass sitar, this instrument is larger in size and features thicker strings and a wider neck. This sitar is harder to play and is therefore more suitable for experienced sitar players.

Different types of sitar

  • Vintage – intricately carved instruments.
  • Left handed – designed specifically for left handed guitar players.
  • Electric – an electric guitar that mimics that sound of the traditional Indian instrument.
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