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Tar Shehnai

The Tar Shehnai is an esraj (bowed string instrument) with an added mechanical amplifier. This amplifier fixed to the sound board of the instrument is modeled on the gramophone sound box to project a stronger, more directional sound. The amplifier gives the instrument a shehnai (reed instrument) sound quality and the overall effect is very much like a violin sound. 

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