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(a) Diagram of a sitār: A gourd, B shoulder, C soundtable, D leaves, E neck proper, F fingerboard, G string-guider, H nut, I peg area with main pegs, J main bridge, K string holder, L fine-tuning beads, M frets, N bindings, O punctuating strings, cikārī, P cikārī posts, Q pegs and holes for sympathetic strings (strings not shown), R small bridge, S second gourd; (b) side view of shell; (c) sitār plectrum (mizrāb)locked

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(a) Diagram of a sitār: A gourd, B shoulder, C soundtable, D leaves, E neck proper, F fingerboard, G string-guider, H nut, I peg area with main pegs, J main bridge, K string holder, L fine-tuning beads, M frets, N bindings, O punctuating strings, cikārī, P cikārī posts, Q pegs and holes for sympathetic strings (strings not shown), R small bridge, S second gourd; (b) side view of shell; (c) sitār plectrum (mizrāb)...

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