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The belabahar is a relatively new instrument created by Pandit Babulal Gandharva. It is a fusion of the sarangi and violin. While this doesn’t have frets, there is a finger board, which allows one to play using violin technique. The resonating chamber is made of wood, with goatskin as its soundboard, thus resembling the human sound that the sarangi has. There are five playing strings and many sympathetic strings.


UPDATED: March 12, 2012