CASPIAN ACOUSTIC 12-STRING SITAR GUITAR
East meets West in this original blend of guitar and sitar, an innovation that sounds as bold as it looks.
East meets West in this original blend of guitar and sitar, an innovation that sounds as bold as it looks. Guitarists eager to incorporate the shimmery sounds of the sitar without learning a challenging new instrument will be delighted to set sail on the Caspian. It’s a craft unlike any other, offering the smooth sailing of a 12-string neck with a unique adjustable bridge that lets you choose a buzzing sitar-style tonality or a clean 12-string sound and all sonic shades in between. The Caspian captures the allure of the exotic not only in its sound but also in its dramatic look—a teardrop body shape suggestive of Eastern instruments is augmented by elegant half moon sound holes and gold leaf inlays. The Caspian is a surprisingly lean and light craft, despite its extra long scale length (26.75”). Players eager to delve even deeper into the sitar experience are offered thirteen sympathetic strings and the option of a scalloped-fret fingerboard. With a keen eye for elegant ergonomics, Kari Nieminen has crafted a detachable knee rest that balances the instrument for optimal playing comfort.