Classified as chordophones, Tamburas are in the lute family. Tambura is the southern Indian pronunciation while Tanpura is the name commonly used in northern India. Tamburas (or tanpuras) are the classical drone lute of Indian music. While they look somewhat like a single toomba sitar, they differ in significant ways. Compared to the sitar, tamburas have fewer strings, no sympathetic strings, no frets, and a moveable bridge used to adjust the pitch. These instruments look as exotic as they sound.


Tanpura, 4 String, Male, Pro, Sardar
Tanpura, 4 String, Male, Pro, Sardar
Male Tanpura Flat Back, Pro. Made by Manoj Sardar. Male tanpuras are larger than the female, masterfully carved with decorative inlays. Includes wooden case. Special truck delivery. 56 1/4" long. Made In India.
 
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Tanpura, 4 Strings, Female, Pro, ABS
Tanpura, 4 Strings, Female, Pro, ABS
Tanpura, 4 Strings, Female, Pro, ABS This 53 inch long female tanpura is made by A.B. Satarmaker, master craftsman of Miraj India. The city of Maraj is known to produce the finest tanpura in the world. The typical north Indian tanpura, favored by Hindustani musicians, is known as the Miraj style. The ABS tanpuras have been hand crafted in Miraj for over 100 years by four generations of the Balasaheb family. The art of tanpura and sitar making has been honed and improved from father to son. The Balasaheb family has perfected innovations to improve the look and sound of the instrument. They skillfully cut the pumpkin gourd to create the correct shape, and join the gourd and body pieces with precision. They understand how the thickness of the wood body and neck will affect the tone of the instrument and take great care to craft the structures of even thickness. The progenitor of the Balasaheb family originally made his tanpura from teak. Today, this wood is becoming scarce and is too costly to use. ABS tanpuras are crafted from seasoned toon wood. The ABS tanpuras are characterized by accurate woodwork, precise joining, artful decorations, and attention to the finishing and Jawari (tuning) work. The result is a light weight instrument of high sound quality that will last for years to come. The current proprietor, A. B. Satarmaker, is as proud of his tanpura as he is proud of his family. The AMB/Miraj maker's mark is inlayed on the soundboard above the bridge. The tanpura is an Indian drone instrument known for its rich sound. It resembles the sitar in size and shape, but has no frets and no sympathetic strings. Most Tanpura have four strings tuned to the tonic, a few have 5 or 6 strings. The name of the instrument has a number of variations, including: tanpura, tanpoora, tambura, thamboora, thambura, and tamboora. Male tanpuras are larger than the female. The decorative inlays may vary, but all are artfully carved. Includes wooden case. Requires special truck delivery. Made In India
 
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Tanpura, 4 Strings, Male, Deluxe
Tanpura, 4 Strings, Male, Deluxe
57 inches long. Male tanpuras are larger than the female, masterfully carved with decorative inlays, designs vary. Includes wooden tambura case. Ships by freight truck - free shipping. Made in India.
 
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Tanpura, 4 Strings, Male, Pro, ABS
Tanpura, 4 Strings, Male, Pro, ABS
Tanpura, 4 Strings, Male, Pro, ABS This 58 inch long male tanpura is made by A.B. Satarmaker, master craftsman of Miraj India. The city of Maraj is known to produce the finest tanpura in the world. The typical north Indian tanpura, favored by Hindustani musicians, is known as the Miraj style. The ABS tanpuras have been hand crafted in Miraj for over 100 years by four generations of the Balasaheb family. The art of tanpura and sitar making has been honed and improved from father to son. The Balasaheb family has perfected innovations to improve the look and sound of the instrument. They skillfully cut the pumpkin gourd to create the correct shape, and join the gourd and body pieces with precision. They understand how the thickness of the wood body and neck will affect the tone of the instrument and take great care to craft the structures of even thickness. The progenitor of the Balasaheb family originally made his tanpura from teak. Today, this wood is becoming scarce and is too costly to use. ABS tanpuras are crafted from seasoned toon wood. The ABS tanpuras are characterized by accurate woodwork, precise joining, artful decorations, and attention to the finishing and Jawari (tuning) work. The result is a light weight instrument of high sound quality that will last for years to come. The current proprietor, A. B. Satarmaker, is as proud of his tanpura as he is proud of his family. The AMB/Miraj maker's mark is inlayed on the soundboard above the bridge. The tanpura is an Indian drone instrument known for its rich sound. It resembles the sitar in size and shape, but has no frets and no sympathetic strings. Most Tanpura have four strings tuned to the tonic, a few have 5 or 6 strings. The name of the instrument has a number of variations, including: tanpura, tanpoora, tambura, thamboora, thambura, and tamboora. Male tanpuras are larger than the female. The decorative inlays may vary, but all are artfully carved. Includes wooden case. Requires special truck delivery - free shipping on this item. Made In India.
 
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Tanpura, 6 Strings, Male, Deluxe
Tanpura, 6 Strings, Male, Deluxe
Deluxe Male Tanpura is almost 5 feet long, includes case. Beautifully carved and inlaid with 6 metal strings, designs vary. Ships by freight truck - free shipping. Made in India.
 
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Tanpura, Compact Box, Dark
Tanpura, Compact Box, Dark
Box Tanpura- Dark finish, A very popular portable tanpura. It's a very compact sized 4 string wooden box style tanpura. It is strung with all wound strings, so the tone is rich and has geared pegs. Comes with a hard case that measures 37" L x 7.5" W x 5" D instrument measures 35" L x 5 3/4" W x 2.5" D. Made in India.
 
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Tanpura, Compact Box, Light
Tanpura, Compact Box, Light
Box Tanpura- Light finish, A very popular portable tanpura. It's a very compact sized 4 string wooden box style tanpura. It is strung with all wound strings, so the tone is rich. Comes with a hard case that measures 37" L x 7.5" W x 5" D instrument measures 35" L x 5 3/4" W x 2.5" D. Made in India.
 
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Tanpura, Female, Decorated
Tanpura, Female, Decorated
52 inches long. Female Tanpuras are smaller than Males and are more elaborately decorated, designs vary. Includes wooden case. Ships by freight truck - free shipping. Made in India.
 
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Tanpura, Female, Pro, Sardar
Tanpura, Female, Pro, Sardar
Tanpura, Female, Pro, Sardar Female Tanpura Flat Back, Pro. Made by Manoj Sardar. Female tanpuras are smaller than the male tanpuras, masterfully carved with decorative inlays. Includes wooden case. Special delivery. 52 1/4" long. Made In India.
 
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Tanpura, Flat Back
Tanpura, Flat Back
Flat back tanpura is 11 inches x 38 inches. Inlaid trim with 4 strings, designs vary. Includes hard case. Special freight truck delivery - free shipping. Made in India.
 
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Tanpura, Flat Back, Deluxe
Tanpura, Flat Back, Deluxe
Tanpura, Flat Back, Deluxe Tanpura, Flat Back, Deluxe. Approximately 42 inches long, includes case. Beautifully carved and inlaid with 4 metal strings. Special freight truck delivery - free shipping. Made In India.
 
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Tanpura, Tenor
Tanpura, Tenor
Tenor tanpura is 41 inches, 4 metal strings, carved and inlaid, designs vary. Exotic sounds and exotic to look at, smaller than the Female Tambura. Includes wooden case. Made in India.
 
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Tanpura Tutor DVD by Ashwin Batish
Tanpura Tutor DVD by Ashwin Batish
Tanpura Tutor DVD by Ashwin Batish is a very good introduction to the tanpura (tambura). DVD format. Made in USA.
 
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Banjira Flat Back Tanpura String Set
Banjira Flat Back Tanpura String Set
The Banjira Flat Back Tanpura String Set consists of looped end strings with the following diameters and materials: String #1: 0.012 in diameter (0.315 mm diameter), made of Steel. String #2: 0.012 in diameter (0.315 mm diameter), made of Steel. String #3: 0.012 in diameter (0.315 mm diameter), made of Steel. String #4: 0.022 in diameter (0.559 mm diameter), made of Bronze. Made in India.
 
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Banjira Male Tambura String Set
Banjira Male Tanpura String Set
The Banjira Male Tanpura String Set consists of looped end strings with the following diameters and materials: String #1: 0.022 in diameter (0.559 mm diameter), made of Steel. String #2: 0.018 in diameter (0.457 mm diameter), made of Steel. String #3: 0.018 in diameter (0.457 mm diameter), made of Steel. String #4: 0.028 in diameter (0.711 mm diameter), made of Bronze. Made in India.
 
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Banjira Miniature Tanpura String Set
Banjira Miniature Tanpura String Set
The Banjira Miniature Tanpura String Set consists of looped end strings with the following diameters and materials: String #1: 0.012 in diameter (0.315 mm diameter), made of Steel. String #2: 0.011 in diameter (0.274 mm diameter), made of Steel. String #3: 0.011 in diameter (0.274 mm diameter), made of Steel. String #4: 0.018 in diameter (0.457 mm diameter), made of Bronze. Made in India.
 
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