Sitar and Surbahar

  • June 01, 2019
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: geoffreymarchal
  • License: CC-BY-NC
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Sitar (lute), North India (before 1963) and Surbahar (lute) Mumbai, India (before 1963). Musical Instruments Museum (Brussels, Belgium).

The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument flourished under the Mughals, and it is named after a Persian instrument called the setar. Surbahar, sometimes known as bass sitar, is a plucked string instrument used in the Hindustani classical music of the Indian subcontinent. It is closely related to the sitar, but has a lower tone.

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    These are awesome! As a YA Science Fiction writer, I need models of diverse musical instruments for my characters. Both lutes are beautifully detailed and I will enjoy using them. Thanks!

    Written December 26, 2021