The sarinda is a type of double-chested fiddle that is easily recognizable for its heart-shaped body outline that can be found in regions of south Asia. This particular example is typical from the Punjab region in northern India. It is a bowed stringed instrument usually made of teak wood that has a deep round soundbox with pronounced waist, and a short-neck with a deep pegbox. The hollow body is partially covered at the bottom with parchment. It has four main gut strings secured to the larger main pegs, plus seventeen smaller tuning pegs for sympathetic strings (i.e. additional wire strings for extra resonance, usually of brass or plain steel). While most of the sympathetic strings, now missing, would be secured to pegs at the pegbox and would run through the nut, five of them would be secured to pegs at the side of the neck and would run through smaller holes in the unfretted fingerboard. All strings would be attached to the brass tailpiece at the bottom of the body. The wooden bridge is missing.
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- Hornbostel-Sachs category:321.321-7 Necked bowl lutes sounded by bowing
- Repository:Stroud District (Cowle) Museum
- Measurements:Height: 670mm; Width: 241mm; Depth: 200mm