The Sarod evolved from the Rebab; some refer to it as a bass Rebab. It
is a relatively recent instrument, having its origins perhaps no more
than 200 years ago. Its overall shape is like a pendulum- pointed and
thin on top, at the peg box, and full and round at the bottom, the resonator.
17 metal strings run along the steel faceplate & over movable frets
on this rosewood instrument. There are 8 played strings, 2 drone strings
and 7 sympathetic strings. The bridge is set on a membranous soundboard.
Floral inlays and a brass toomba add to the visual interest. It is played
with a pick made of coconut shell. Includes case.