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286 sarangi

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body: wood, with goat skin over front face; L. 52.8cm
strings: 4, gut; sympathetic strings 15, steel

A surviving example of the old style sarangi of ca. 100-150 years ago. Compared to the modern sarangi this one has fewer resonating strings, and the waist of the body is deeper. Also called tota.

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