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La Bella Sitar Strings

La Bella Sitar
18-String Sitar
Plain Steel & Plain Golden Alloy, Loop-End

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La Bella Sitar Strings

The Sitar is a plucked stringed instrument used mainly in Hindustani music and Indian classical music. The instrument is believed to have been derived from the veena, an ancient Indian instrument, and is named after a Persian instrument called the setar. The sitar flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries and arrived at its present form in 18th century India. It derives its distinctive timbre and resonance from sympathetic strings, its bridge design, long hollow neck and a gourd-shaped resonance chamber.

Widely used throughout the Indian subcontinent, the sitar became popularly known in the wider world through the works of Ravi Shankar, beginning in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the 1960s, a short-lived trend arose for the use of the sitar in Western popular music, with the instrument appearing on tracks by bands such as The Beatles, The Doors, The Rolling Stones and others.

La Bella ST30 Sitar string set includes: .012P, .016PG, .022PG, .028PG, .009P, .009P, .009P & 11 sympathetic .008P