instruments from india
we speak the language of the instrument, of the maker and of the buyer
Manish has been working personally for 25 years with makers of Indian instruments, which started when he was living in Pune and was an instrument dealer, mainly for western visitors who were interested in Indian music but didn't know where to find the best genuine makers. Having a personal relationship to the makers in India, he finds the best quality instruments of all kind from India. That is why this is a very reliable source of quality and cost.
We are not barely a 'commercial shop', we love Indian music and Indian instruments.
Before you buy a Harmonium, be aware that some popular brands which have become a little famous due to some western singers, are very low quality brands as per Indian instruments standards.
Below are some of our most popular harmoniums and other instruments. If you have in mind a specific instrument or style, please consult with us and we can send it from India in 1 week, providing the model is available (otherwise it has to be manufactured and it will take 2 to 3 weeks.)
We suggest you send us a mail explaining your interest and experience so we can guide you personally on the best option for you.
INSTRUMENT ORDERS CANNOT BE COMPLETED IN THIS ONLINE STORE, SIMPLY BECAUSE WE DON'T BELIEVE AN INSTRUMENT CAN BE PUT IN A SHOPPING-BAG WITHOUT CAREFULLY CONSIDERING YOUR NEEDS AND CHOOSING THE BEST OPTION. PLEASE WRITE A MAIL AND EXPLAIN YOUR INTEREST. MANISH WILL PERSONALLY ADVISE THE POSSIBILITIES AND COSTS.
Besides Harmonium, other popular Indian instruments like Tabla, Percussions, Tanpura, Tanpuri, Santoor, Harp are also available.
Please consult by mail :
Above we display some of the most frequently requested instruments by our students and followers. Since we deal directly with instrument makers in India - if you are interested in another model or instrument from India, which is not shown here, write us for a quotation, reference and photos of the instrument you are interested in.
If we don't have the instrument in stock, it will take about 2 weeks maximum to arrive freshly made from India.
Being a player of an Indian musical instrument is more than performing. Your instruments should become an extension of your physical body. You need to know it inside out. Experimenting your instrument starts with the basics like understanding the model, how it was made, its history, how it is played in India, how it should be treated and maintained.
If you are planning to buy an instrument from India, it is wise you know at least some of these basics, and we can help you with this, so you can make a good decision. There are various points that need to be considered before your purchase... don't just jump into a website and make the mistake to put an instrument that looks ok in the picture in the shopping-bag, without consulting someone who knows deeper about the instrument. It is important that the seller knows Indian instruments, Indian music, Indian traditions in music learning... and in this way, can advise you in the right direction, not just commercially.
Harmonium is played using melodies, based on Indian ragas. If anyone gives you chords to learn Harmonium, you will be learning wrong and thus playing wrong.