In which state of India is Guitar most prevalent?

In which state of India is Guitar most prevalent?

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Gaurav Agnihotri asked September 12, 2016

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Sumit Paliwal September 12, 2016

Indian music has been enriched with many traditional instruments in which Indian sub continent has made its mark globally. Guitar is considered to be a modern replica of Sitar, an instrument that is imbedded in Indian blood for centuries.  
 
Here it is essential to know that Indian music is divided into North Indian and South Indian Music known as Hindustani Music and Karnatak  Music respectively. 
 
Whereas  Hindustani Music ( North Indian States) is known for instruments like sitar, sarod, tambura, shehnai, sarangi, and tabla, Karnatak Music ( South Indian States) is known for vina, mrdangam, kanjira, and violin. 
 
Guitar is considered to be a western musical instrument thus there is no such particular state where it is prevalent. It is taught and played extensively in Mumbai (Maharashtra), Bangalore (Karnataka), Delhi(NCR region) and Calcutta (West Bengal). 

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