What Exactly Is A Sitar? 

Although, like the guitar, the sitar is a string instrument, it belongs to a different stringed family. It belongs to the family of lute instruments. Lute instruments are defined buy their deep, hollow, rounded bodies/resonating chambers. A sitar’s body is made from a dried gourd fitted with a wooden faceplate.  This face plate and the neck of a sitar are created from either Tun Wood (a member of the mahogany family) or Teak.  

The musician plays seated holding the instrument at 45 degrees while plucking…

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