BANJIRA 23 BULBUL TARANG Indian Keyboard Zither Harp Dulcimer NEW Indian Banjo. Bulbul Tarang, 23" Long (Indian Banjo) 23" long, with 10 steel strings.Unique hand-crafted instrument with varying tuning, not to Western standards. This is not a Kentucky banjo. The case is integral to the instrument. Eight main strings are plucked or strummed with picks while depressing keys to change the notes. Instrument has two sympathetic strings. The main strings on a banjo are all tuned to the same note.
It can be any note comfortable to the vocals. Then tune the sympathetic strings to a complimentary harmonic.
Indian instruments are usually tuned for the vocals or the particular Raga or song being played. They are not limited to one tuning. The left most key moves but does not fret the strings, it is a vestigial key and plays the open notes. An important note about Indian Banjo quality: In general, the quality standards on Indian instruments usually focus on the functionality of the instrument.The esthetic quality is secondary; Indian instruments often sound better than they look. The Bulbul Tarang is the most striking example of this phenomenon. Marred finishes, colors may vary, dents, dings, surface imperfections and general blemishes are standard. However, you should not expect an Indian Banjo to be un-marred.
Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan.
It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months.
If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again. You might be charged an additional duty/custom charge upon receipt of package based on your country's rates. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "BANJIRA 23 BULBUL TARANG Indian Keyboard Zither Harp Dulcimer NEW Indian Banjo" is in sale since Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Other String Instruments".hookah" and is located in Melbourne, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.