surbahar (Bass sitar)
~ String instrument
Effectively a bass sitar, it has 4 main, 3-4 chikari(drone) and 10-11 resonance strings strung over a wide wooden neck. Made of flat-cut gourd with a possible secondary resonator (tumba) it was invented in 1825 by sitar-player Ghulam Mohammed who wanted a deeper sound.
|invented by:||ওস্তাদ গোলাম মোহাম্মদ (sitar player and inventor of the surbahar) (in 1825)|
|type of:||sitar (Indian long-necked fretted gourdlute)|
|derived from:||kachva sitar (Flat-cut gourd sitar)|