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We are making sitar for more than hundred years and our experience has taught us to use the best tools and materials.

The tools used are generally simple hand tools i.e.Hand saws, rasps, hammers etc. Glue used is usually saresh (a kind of mucilage) It is mixed with a small amount of water and kept over a small fire. There has been a recent introduction of synthetic glues into the craft, but still mucilage is the preferred glue. The traditional varnish is a mixture of laq and alcohol. The most common fastener is actually a small tack or nail made from slivers of bamboo. In a typical sitar, metal fasteners such as nails or screws can be counted on the fingers; but there are hundreds of these bamboo slivers used.


We use good quality wood such as Tun Wood, Burma Teek etc. that too dried for atleast 15-20 years and best suited Pumpkin to make the TUMBA (resonator).

For the process of making a SITAR , we choose a pumpkin shell according to the type of sitar to be made. After the sitar is assembled it is decorated by skilled artists. Once the engraving, painting and polishishing is completed it is ready for FRETING and TUNING. It needs a lot of experience and practice for this task to get sweet sound and perfect tonal quality. To give, all the sitars made here, a high level of perfection I myself do the task of FRETING and TUNING.

The last part of job, before delivering it to customer is JAVARLI of the bridge to get the best possible sound out of the instrument.
 



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