THE 5-STRINGED INSTRUMENTAL TANPURA BY P. & BROTHERS
The instrumental Tanpura by P. & Brothers is excellent in material, craftsmanship and sound with a balanced, rounded, sustained sound and a richness in overtones and the delicate sound that is so typical for this Tanpura variant. The varnishing of the Tanpura is done nearly without pigments in order to show the natural grain of the wood to its better advantage. The keynote can be tuned to c – d.
The instrumental Tanpuras are the smallest Tanpuras with a length between 95 and 115 cm. They are stringed with 4 or 5 thin steel strings and, compared to the other two categories, have a flat wooden sound box and neck. The sound can be described as clear and silvery. The characteristic tuning of an instrumental Tanpura is around c (c - d). Instrumental Tanpuras are used in Indian music e.g. at Sarod or Sitar concerts.
The richness in overtones of the big male and female Tanpuras is closely related to the position of the threads which are squeezed in between bridge and strings. Since the bridges of the instrumental Tanpuras are specially processed these threads are not necessary..
P. & BROTHERS is a very small family business. They pay full attention to good craftsmanship and the 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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