A SURBAHAR BY HIREN ROY, A HIGHLIGHT OF CRAFTSMANSHIP
The absolutely convincing sound qualities and the careful, almost impeccable craftsmanship together with the high.quality design make both, the Hiren Roy Sitars and the Surbahars, the unequalled highlights on the Indian market. This is the reason why they are given priority by great virtuosos such as Nikhil Banerjee or Vilayat Khan.Today, Hiren Roy Sitars and Surbahars are produced only in very limited numbers by Barun Roy, the business founder's son, in his private rooms and are always hard to come by.
The Surbahar which is usually tuned a fourth lower than the Sitar could be called a bass Sitar. Consequently, the Surbahar is significantly longer than a Sitar and also has a wider neck. The full, low sound is especially effective in the quiet, meditative Alap. Also in Dhrupad style its sound pattern is unmatched. Contrary to Sitars, Surbahars are less standardised and are thus available on the market in lots of different sizes and shapes and with different features and decorations. This supports, together with the particular sound pattern, the special individual aura that is attached to this instrument and thus makes it an instrument for individualists and for enthusiasts of special instruments.
Undoubtedly the leading Sitar maker of India makes also phantastic Surbahars. The sound qualities that are absolutely convincing and the careful, virtually impeccable craftsmanship and high-grade design make these Surbahars the unequalled highlights on the Indian market. That is the reason why they are given priority by great virtuosos such as Nikhil Banerjee or Vilayat Khan. Hiren Roy & Sons is an experienced family business with limited capacity that specializes, besides Sitars, in making excellent high-class Tanpuras and Surbahars.