Sitar has been charming and serenading the audience from thousands of years. It is much appreciated for its lush, complex harmonies by musicians and its fans. The proudness of this instrument is that, it is the most important instrument that has successfully fused western and eastern music together. And even today it is still predominantly used as the popular Indian instrument by musicians and artists across the globe.
The shops in Varanasi where the instrument is made are not produced in mass or on any speculation. They are only built when the orders are given in advance and booked months earlier. But these days there are some shops that produce these instruments keeping the tourist trade in mind.