The Ektara is simple and fun to play. One string can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck. Gopiyantro, often called ektara, means one string and that is the most popular instrument for a Baul singer. Baul is one of the few widely known and appreciated types of folk music in Bengal. Baul is not only a kind of music, it is basically a Bengali religious sect. Watch this video to see how to play the ektara and dotara, along with tuning tips..


Deluxe Bass Dotara, Dark Purple
Deluxe Bass Dotara, Dark Purple
Do means two and tar means string in Hindi. The dotara is a two-string ektara. The two string, base is called a Dotar. This delux Dotar has brass decorations. The strings can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck. Simple and fun to play. This is a folk instrument made in the central coastal State of Maharashtra. The soundboard is goat skin is tightly stretched over an opening cut in the pumpkin gourd body. A bamboo shaft which serves as the neck Two strings are stretched from a hook at the end of the gourd, over the bridge, to the tuning pegs at the end of the bamboo shaft. Made in India.
 
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Deluxe Tenor Dotara
Deluxe Tenor Dotara
Do means two and tar means string in Hindi. 6in. x30in. The two strings of this ektara can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck. Simple and fun to play. This is a folk instrument made in the central coastal State of Maharashtra. The soundboard is goat skin is tightly stretched over an opening cut in the pumpkin gourd body. A bamboo shaft which serves as the neck One strings is (are) stretched from a hook at the end of the gourd, over the bridge, to the tuning peg at the end of the bamboo shaft. Colors and decorations may vary from photo. Made in India.
 
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Ektara, Bass
Ektara, Bass
Bass Ektara has 2 strings. The strings can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck. Simple and fun to play. This is a folk instrument made in the central coastal State of Maharashtra. The soundboard is goat skin is tightly stretched over an opening cut in the pumpkin gourd body. A bamboo shaft which serves as the neck Two strings are stretched from a hook at the end of the gourd, over the bridge, to the tuning pegs at the end of the bamboo shaft. The Bass Ektara is very expensive to ship due to its size. Made in India.
 
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Ektara, Soprano
Ektara, Soprano
Soprano Ektara is 5 inches x 23 inches, simple and fun to play, one string can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck. Simple and fun to play. Made in India.
 
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Ektara, Tenor
Ektara, Tenor
The Tenor Ektara is 6 inches x 30 inches, one string can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck. Simple and fun to play. Made in India.
 
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Banjira Ektara String Set
Banjira Ektara String Set
The Banjira Ektara String Set contains 2 steel strings with looped ends. The Ektara uses only one of the strings so the second string is extra. This same string set will work for the Dotara, which is a very similar instrument that has two strings. The instrument is usually tuned to the root note in the composition being played, so the tuning may vary.
Tuning and String Gauges
1 .012 .315 Steel
1 .012 .315 Steel
Made in USA.
 
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