Carbon Sitars was founded in 2013 with one goal in mind: to build a great-sounding and very durable sitar.
Harry Shaffer has been doing lutherie work since 1986, as a child. He first discovered his fascination with the sitar and the music of India in 1993. He began playing in 1995 after acquiring a no-name sitar from India. Because of his frustrating experiences with his first sitar, he put his lutherie skills to work and began ripping sitars apart in order to figure out how to make them work better. He currently studies sitar with Maestro Indrajit Banerjee.
Kiere is behind the branding and digital aspects of Carbon Sitars. See some of her other work on her website.
Michael helps Harry focus on building sitars. He is the main contact for all sales and support. Contact Michael