Professional quality Hand Made Esraj
The Esraj has medium sized
sitar-like neck with heavy metal frets. This neck holds on a long wooden rack of
12-15 sympathetic strings. It has four main strings which are bowed. All strings
are metal. The soundboard is a stretched piece of goatskin similar to what is
found on a Sarangi. The esraj is found in the east and central areas,
particularly Bengal, India and Bangladesh.
The instrument can be
rested between the knees while the player kneels, or more commonly rested on the
knee of the player while sitting, or also on the floor just in front of the
player, with the neck leaning on the left shoulder. It is played with a bow,
with the other hand moving along the strings above the frets.
The Esraj is mostly used
as an accompanying instrument. It is the accompanying instrument of choice for
Rabindra Sangeet singing. However, it has also been used as a solo instrument to
interpret Hindustani Classical Music, mostly in the Vishnupur tradition.
One Esraj with Playing Bow.
Sturdy Storage Case which can also be used later to store this instrument.
Free! One Set of Strings.
Note: Sturdy Storage
Case protects instrument during transit. Scratch mark, small dent may appear on it
at the time of Transit.