*The tanpura (तानपूरा; or tambura, tanpuri) is a long-necked plucked string instrument , originating from India, found in various forms in Indian Music. It does not play melody but rather supports and sustains the melody of another instrument or singer by providing a continuous harmonic bourdon or drone.
A tanpura is not played in rhythm with the soloist or percussionist: as the precise timing of plucking a cycle of four strings in a continuous loop is a determinant factor in the resultant sound, it is played unchangingly during the complete performance. The repeated cycle of plucking all strings creates the sonic canvas on which the melody of the raga is drawn. The combined sound of all strings, each string a fundamental tone with its own spectrum of overtones, supports and blend with the external tones sung or played by the soloist.*
Included is a fiber protective case.
The tone and harmonics of the are meant to represent the total range of harmonics in the universe.
Each of these instruments is unique and the hardware may be a little different for each. The model has the peacock micro tuners, while others may not. Each Instrument is hand made in India by Monoj Kr. Sardar and Bros, one of the best instrument makers in the world.