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Dotara, BassItem #: MD.EKTB
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Ektara. Made by Mid-East. (MD.EKTB)
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Ek means one and tar means string in Hindi, Do means two. The two string, base is called a Dotar. The strings 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 which 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.