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katyrow

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Bought this as a project (no pegs, no bridges, no nut, cleaved face plate, etc.) Anyone recognize this decal or the remnant of the badge?  I've got a guess but am wondering what you folks think.  I think it's a store badge, not a maker badge.  Started making pegs for it before it arrived.

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Lars

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Guess is Sarat Sardar...but could be a generic instrument sold in a store also.

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katyrow

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Thanks Lars!  You're right.  I checked the metal badge on my full dec Sarat Sardar and the "Selecta brand" logo is identical.  And Tony has photos of an older Sarat S surbahar in his museum with a decal badge that matches the remnants on this one.  Similar to the Khagen Sardar decal badges. 

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This is an older instrument with no tarabs and a convex dandi like a tanpura.  Should be fun to restore.  Planning to make replacement parts -- meru, bridges, peg heads -- out of resin to see how that works out.  Will make chick posts out of brass tube, which has worked well on past projects and seems to add a little shimmer.  The structure is solid and the tabli taps thick, so it should be interesting when done.  Thanks again.

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