Sitar

The sitar has two sound bodies and movable frets. Under the bridges there are twenty resonating strings that give the instrument its typical nasal sound, which is full of overtones. Because the main strings run only on the left part of the fret, they can be pulled to the right side allowing one to glide through the finest subtleties in pitch within an interval of up to three full notes. The sitar is considered the quintessential Indian instrument.