Sarod Deluxe Model
About Sarod:-The Sarod is a stringed musical instrument, used mainly in Indian classical music. Along with the Sitar, it is the most popular and prominent instrument in Hindustani (Northern Indian) classical music. The sarod is known for a deep, weighty, introspective sound (contrast with the sweet, overtone-rich texture of the Sitar) with sympathetic strings that give it a resonant, reverberant quality. It is a fretless instrument able to produce the continuous slides between notes known as meend (glissandi) which are very important to Indian music.
This is a Deluxe Model Sarod. The conventional Sarod is an 17 to 19-stringed lute-like instrument — four to five main strings used for playing the melody, one or two drone strings, two chikari strings and nine to eleven sympathetic strings. The design of this early model is generally credited to Niyamatullah Khan of the Lucknow Gharana as well as Ghulam Ali Khan of the Gwalior-Bangash Gharana.
Tuning of Sarod:-If you tunning your Sarod on 'C', this instrument has 25 strings in all.
Main 10 strings:-1st) F (MA), 2nd) C (SA), 3rd) G(PA) lower octave, 4th) C (SA) lower octave, 5th) B (NI) lower octave, 6th) D (RE), 7th) E (GA), 8th) C (SA) higher octave, 9th & 10th) C (SA)higher octave,
Sympathetic Strings:- 1st) G (PA) lower octave, 2nd) C (SA), 3rd) D (RE), 4th) D#(ga), 5th) E (GA), 6th) F (ma), 7th) F# (MA), 8th) G (PA), 9th) A (DHA), 0th) A#(ni), 11th) B (NI), 12th) C (SA) higher octave, 13th) D (RE) higher octave, 14th) E (GA) higher octave, 15th) F (ma)higher octave