Abs Pro Male Tanpura 4-string

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This 58 inch long male tanpura is made by A.B.
Satarmaker, master craftsman of Miraj India.
The ABS tanpuras are characterized by accurate woodwork, precise joining, artful decorations, and attention to the finishing and Jawari (tuning) work.
The result is a light weight instrument of high sound quality that will last for years to come.

The tanpura is an Indian drone instrument known for its rich sound.
It resembles the sitar in size and shape, but has no frets and no sympathetic strings.
Most Tanpura have 4 strings tuned to the tonic, a few have 5 or 6 strings.
The name of the instrument has a number of variations, including: tanpura, tanpoora, tambura, thamboora, thambura, and tamboora.
Male tanpuras are larger than the female.
The decorative inlays may vary, but all are artfully carved.

The city of Miraj is known to produce the finest tanpura in the world.
The typical north Indian tanpura, favored by Hindustani musicians, is known as the Miraj style.
The ABS tanpuras have been hand crafted in Miraj for over 100 years by four generations of the Balasaheb family.
The Balasaheb family has perfected innovations to improve the look and sound of the instrument.
They skillfully cut the pumpkin gourd to create the correct shape, and join the gourd and body pieces with precision.
They understand how the thickness of the wood body and neck will affect the tone of the instrument and take great care to craft the structures of even thickness.

The progenitor of the Balasaheb family originally made his tanpura from teak.
Today, this wood is becoming scarce and is too costly to use.
ABS tanpuras are crafted from seasoned toon wood.

Includes padded gig bag.

Requires special truck delivery.
Shipping specs
7.15 Lbs
56" x 15" x 13"
Shipping weight
33.00 Lbs
Shipping dimensions
64" x 24" x 24"
Shipping from
This product is shipped from our warehouse in Palm Bay, FL , US
Our guarantee
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
Product codes ending in "-1(S)" or "-2(S)" are blemished. These products are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks.
"-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and "-2(S)" product has moderate blemishes and/or minor repairs. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument.

Product codes ending in "-3(S)" and "-4(S)" are also new and unused, but came to manufacturer needing repairs. If it's a "-3(S)," the product has been repaired, but if it's a "-4(S)," it will still require significant repairs when received by the customer.

Product codes ending in "PROP" are unable to be played and are for display purposes only.

There is no warranty on strings. 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. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. 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.

Please note:
For safety during shipping, the manufacturer don't tune the instruments before sending them to customers. Return policy A 15% handling charge is levied against all authorized returns except those due to our error. Unauthorized returns are subject to a 35% handling charge.
A 15% handling charge is levied against all authorized returns except those due to our error. Unauthorized returns are subject to a 35% handling charge.
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