Shankar Guitar

The most momentous discovery in Kamala Shankar’s life was the Hawaiian guitar. For some deep mysterious reason she recognized the Hawaiian Guitar as her soul mate .Hawaiian Guitar was being considered as one of the most popular instruments of West Bengal on which Rabindra Sangeet was played.For quite long years she was playing on the Six stringed Hawaiian Guitar but as she was growing she had a deep feeling to make her instrument more suitable for Hindustani Classical rendition.

Dr.Kamala Shankar has the credit to innovate the standard Hawaiian guitar to Shankar Guitar in 2001.Shankar Guitar has four main strings and three "Chikari" strings with eleven "Sympathetic" strings with no sound hole. The name is derived from the deity of Varanasi Lord Shankar