DOTAR FROM BENGAL WITH 4 STRINGS (FOLK INSTRUMENT)
Just like the Sarod, the Dotara consists of a wooden body covered with leather. The strings run across a bridge and a metal fingerboard. The tuning of the playing strings can be done in the same intervals as those of the Sarod, but it is, due to the smaller size of the Dotara, significantly higher. From this point of view you might call the Dotara a smaller, simplified version of the Sarod. The meaning of "Dotar" is "two strings". The Dotara from Bengal on offer here, however, has 4 playing strings and is an improved version concerning quality and playing possibilities.
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