The criteria of choosing a good santour :
1) A maker must gain experience from an experienced master
2) The structure of santour must be strong . There must not be any crack in
planes , joints and skeins .
3) One can hear a pleasant sound from the wires particularly yellow wires.
4) Gushi must be kept right to be tuned .
5) The plane of santour must be smooth and has a downward curve .
6) The type of wood must be appropriate
7) It must have a good structure and pleasant color .