Music Instrument Maker

String Instrument Maker

Violin Maker

Veena Maker

Sitar Maker

Esraj Maker

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Relevant previous experience

The tasks a Musical Instrument Maker (Stringed) is expected to perform include:

Making stringed instruments such as sitar, tambura, violin and veena from wood, ebonite, metal or other materials using hand or power tools

Selecting and marking materials, sawing, drilling, carving, shaping and finishing parts of the instrument

Gluing or screwing parts together

Applying stain and several coats of varnish, attaching strings, pegs and other fittings

Testing the instrument and making changes, if necessary to improve the tone

Ability to work with a variety of materials including wood, metal, plastic and fibreglass, depending on the instrument

Well-versed in using traditional hand tools for working with wood or metal

Competent in tuning instruments to make sure they produce high-quality sound

Proficient in testing instruments and making changes, if necessary to improve the tone

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Dexterity of hands

Ability to carve ornamental designs on instruments

Knowledge in repairing instruments

Knowledge in making a particular type of instrument

Attention to detail


Sense of artistry

Accuracy in work

It requires one to sit and work

Needs to handle a team of helpers

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Musical instrument crafters usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from unit to unit

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL), Low Vision (LV) and those who are Blind (B)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disorders, cuts, skin allergies and irritation, etc.

Health risks include exposure to hazardous preservatives or pesticides on wood used for instrument making, inhalation of wood or metal dust, sharp cutting tools like chisels, rasps, files, hand saws, sandpaper or electric saws, sanders, drills, lathes and other instrument making machines, lifting, pushing, pulling, repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience - INR 16,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 5 years of experience or more - INR 30,000 to INR 50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Musical Instrument Industry

Indian culture has been emotionally involved with music since a long time, with Indian classic music being the most famous among Indians till the time globalization took place in the country. Due to the adoptive nature of Indian consumers, western culture followers have been continuously increasing in India over the years. Initially, the focus of Indian manufacturers was limited only to Indian musical instruments but the rising demand for western musical instruments has generated a huge potential for growth in the future. Domestic manufacturers have started manufacturing western musical instruments which are in massive demand.

According to ?India Western Musical Instruments Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2017?, the Indian western musical instruments market has been anticipated to reach 542.84 crores by 2017. Increasing western music lovers, disposable income of Indian consumers, availability of western music instruments, digitalization of the instruments and decreasing cost of instruments are the major factors which are driving this industry upwards.

Musical instrument stores across India

Musical instrument manufacturers across India


Musical instrument manufacturers across India