A very recommendable Sarod for beginners. This standard version offers a good sound and is solidly processed with good materials and has a reasonable price for beginners. Professional Sarod players are of the opinion that the Sarods from Kanailal & Sons have replaced the former market leader Hemen & Co. in terms of quality since 2010. There is currently no Sarod quality that comes close to the quality of Kanailal & Sons.
The Sarod is equipped as follows: body, neck and pegbox made of medium to dark brown stained tun wood with highly polished shellac surfaces, body stringing with goatskin, chrome plated fretless metal fingerboard, 4 melody strings, 4 drone strings, 2 chikari strings, 15 resonance strings and detachable upper resonator made of polished brass.
KANAILAL & SONS founder Bhowmick comes from today's Bangladesh and started his career as a carpenter. After the Indian independence and division he went to Calcutta and learned with the renowned instrument makers Hiren Roy and Radha Krishna Sharma. His own business in Howrah, the neighbouring village of Calcutta on the opposite bank of the Ganges, which he runs today with his three sons Subhas, Mintu and Ashutosh, has acquired a good reputation in musical circles for high-quality sarods and sitars, especially since the turn of the millennium.
For tuning and stringing of the Sarod please see Tuning »
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