What is a Setar instrument?
The Setar is a traditional Persian musical instrument from the lute family. It is a long-necked, fretted instrument with a pear-shaped body, typically mulberry wood. The Setar has four strings and is played with a metal plectrum on the right hand’s index finger. The left-hand presses the strings against the frets, creating different notes and melodies.
The Setar is regarded as one of the most important instruments in Persian classical music and is known for its rich, melodic sound. At the Ersaly store, we offer a variety of high-quality setars for musicians and enthusiasts alike, along with other traditional Persian musical instruments.