Our Ektara, Tenor is a one string soprano from India. 6"x30". The string can be made to give a range of tones by applying pressure at various points along the neck. Simple and fun to play. This is a folk instrument made
in the central coastal State of Maharashtra. The soundboard is goat
skin is tightly stretched over an opening cut in the pumpkin gourd body.
A bamboo shaft serves as the neck. Two strings are stretched
from a hook at the end of the gourd, over the bridge, to the tuning pegs
at the end of the bamboo shaft.