The Full Decoration Sitar in comparison with the Simple Deco Sitar is not only characterised by the more luxurious and more intricate decorations but these are also the expression of a more professional instrument which is on a considerably higher level in craftsmanship as well as sound quality than the Simple Deco Sitar of the same manufacturer. The Full Deco Sitar has a potential which will only develop during a longer break-in period. Also the materials for this instrument meet the highest demands, particularly the wood that is especially selected and well dried. The Sitar has a true, balanced and harmonious sound pattern with a dynamic range, an instrument for musicians with high demands who are looking for an instrument with a full, strong and warm tone and a good sustain. Due to the thin Tablis this Sitar produces a rather loud sound from the beginning. With a delicate stroke, the instrument responds in a much differentiated way.
A clearly differentiated sound result with a retained yet distinct and clear richness in overtones is also a characteristic of this Sitar. In the past, the bridge of a Sitar was ground in a way that it produced an open Jowari. The resulting overtones which sound exuberant for today's taste and the buzzing of the strings have been abandoned for quite some time now, at least for professional Sitars. Today's sitarists prefer a closed Jowari. Since the year 2000, plastic bridges are being used instead of the previously common horn or bone bridges. The advantage is that these bridges maintain the Jowari much longer and do not have to be reground because they are much harder than their predecessors. If the bridge is not reground, the closed Jowari changes over the years and, due to the abrasion of the strings on the bridge, the sound pattern comes closer to an open Jowari again. This only happens, however, when you play your Sitar intensively and regularly over many years.
P. & BROTHERS is a very small family business. They pay full attention to good craftsmanship and sound quality of every single instrument that they make. The result is a fairly high quality at a reasonable price and so the instruments can be absolutely recommended.
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