Strings
Sitar Wire Gauges (pdf).
See also Wire Conversion Table (pdf).

Stringing
…under construction…

Tuning
Some very usefull tools for tuning your sitar here.

Tools
Handy tools for stringing and jawari on this page :
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Jawari
Doing jawari:
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The making of a ghodi:
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Sitar Intonation
Read this unveiling article about sitar intonation :

Body Cleaning
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Comments

Maintenance — 3 Comments

  1. I have just bought my first sitar ( at last after 40 years !!) I discovered that it had been badly set up with the frets in the wrong place,wrong gauge of strings. It was a Singh from Mumbai. How good are these for a beginner? How good is the construction. It has a pumpkin body and a 2nd resonant gourd and the sound is not too bad but hardly celestial. The low C on the 4th string buzzes like crazy but the other strings are quite closed. I want a more open sound and liked your article on bridge adjustments. I would like to know where in the UK, preferably near Liverpool I could get it set up for the first time. Great site. Invaluable source of info.

  2. I am so happy read through your website. I have 2 sitars made by KartarChand when he was alive. Hari ji is truly a gentle and very great guy. I still go to him for all my sitar needs.