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Instrument cover

Our instrument polices all cover your items should they be stolen, accidentally damaged and lost and, in the event of one of those unfortunate events, we intend to get you back up and playing your instruments as soon as possible with our experienced claims service.

As long as it is used to create music your items can be insured on our policies.

PLUCKED STRING INSTRUMENTS

SITAR

sitar

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, which was modified by a Mughal court musician to conform with the tastes of his Mughal patrons and named after a Persian instrument called the setar (meaning three strings). 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, bridge design, a long hollow neck and a gourd-shaped resonance chamber. In appearance, the sitar is similar to the tanpura, except that it has frets.