Sur Singar is a stringed instrument similar to the sarod. Unlike sarod, there is a steel plate in the finger board and the resonator is blocked with wooden lamination instead of hide.
This lute was founded in the early 19th century by Jafar Khan Rababi, the court musician of Maharaj Udit Narayan Singh of
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. An instrument of the veena class, it produces fine tones. However, this instrument is rarely used by musicians nowadays.