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Tomek Regulski

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Amazing work. The "simple" carvings are stunning
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katyrow

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It's done except for jawari work, adjustment, and a flat-wound kharaj to be ordered from Lars.


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https://www.vintagesitars.com/blog

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MAGNIFICENT ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
What a restoration sir
You really brought this wonderful instrument back from the abyss ...
The preverbal dustbin
Bravo and bravo again
& well deserved congratulations
The picture diary on your site is something to behold
Iโ€™m so glad you were able to save that original finish
No matter the re-polish just wouldnโ€™t have that patina
Possibly someone who restores Strads or Guinerriโ€™s but what would THAT have cost?
Your work on the entire instrument is a wonder but the gourd fix - unbelievable
And again your preservation of what could be saved while replacing missing sections was spot on
And nothing hidden

I could try to wax poetic for hours but Iโ€™ll end with one last bravissimo

Good for you - now - sound samples of this thunderous wondrous beast - Please ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

HG ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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I am again impressed by your work! Beautiful pictures. How does it sound and to what pitch do you tune it?. Do you keep all those restored sitars yourself?
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Thanks HG!  I haven't done setup or jawari on it yet.  Will post a sound file when it's up to snuff.  

Barend,  Thanks.  I restore these to play and enjoy.  I purposefully don't keep track of how much time they take to restore, but it's enough time that it wouldn't make sense to do the restorations just to get rid of them, even at top dollar.  When I reach the stage of life when I can't enjoy them any more, I'll likely donate them to a museum or university collection.  I'd love to start a physical museum, but I doubt that will ever happen.    


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WOW!!!

Amazing job dude!!
Really looks great. 
That tumba rebuild is masterful. 
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katyrow

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Thanks Carleton!
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Bravo on another stunningly beautiful resurrection work of art!
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katyrow

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Thanks Daniel!
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what a great restoration CR! looking at the pictures and reading the descriptions in your blog was a joy! 
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katyrow

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Thanks CS!
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I agree with all the other positive comments. But I was just wondering - what makes you describe it as 1930s?
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I agree with all the other positive comments. But I was just wondering - what makes you describe it as 1930s?



That's how the person I got it from described it.  With no badge and no clue as to maker, I think it is extremely difficult to pinpoint when most early instruments were made.  
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Tomek Regulski

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This is amazing!! Certainly hope that we get to hear it once it's all fine-tuned. This one was thrilling to follow!
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