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Nick Proctor

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See what any of you here feel, please? The first is one of my very best players but.....

HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (1).jpg  HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (2).jpg  HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (3).jpg  HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (4).jpg  HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (5).jpg  HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (6).jpg  HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (7).jpg  HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (8).jpg  HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (9).jpg  HIREN ROY BEST 28 8 18 (10).jpg 

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Another.... Hiren Poss 30 8 2018 (1).jpg  Hiren Poss 30 8 2018 (2).jpg  Hiren Poss 30 8 2018 (3).jpg  Hiren Poss 30 8 2018 (4).jpg  Hiren Poss 30 8 2018 (5).jpg  Hiren Poss 30 8 2018 (6).jpg  Hiren Poss 30 8 2018 (7).jpg  Hiren Poss 30 8 2018 (8).jpg  Hiren Poss 30 8 2018 (9).jpg 
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Nick Proctor

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They all have really great sound & playability.
Honest ?!!?!? HA HA
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This one maybe ????? Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (1).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (2).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (3).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (4).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (5).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (6).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (7).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (8).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (9).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (10).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (11).jpg  Hiren Roy 8 Stringer (12).jpg
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Notice the extended headstock making room for the FOUR side strings rather than just using a 'normal' 7 stringer's body !!!
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Ok,


since you asked...


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Not quite sure about  no 1, all others seem to be genuine.

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A BIG dhanyavad for that. If I may - what makes you feel the 1st might not be an HR?
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See you in V end of january????
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I am just not sure. Possible but not sure. Would have to see.
I will have another look tomorrow.

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Ok,


The first one is in a color HR rarely used and the bridges are in the wrong place .
But it could well be. In his early years HR produced also simple sitars until the pro market demanded all of his time.

This is going by a few pictures . The proof is the instrument itself. Or not.

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Correction,

not so sure about no. 2 , would need better pictures.

That is 2 out of 3

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Everything about #1 says Hiren Roy.  #2 and #3 are not Hiren Roys.  
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You could be right Katyrow, greetings !

No. 2 is definitely suspect. No 3 , on closer inspection, the carving on the back does not look quite right.But then HR's style varied.
What are your concerns reg. No 3 ?

You always know the moment you have the instrument in your hands.

Hey Nick Bhai, get a decent camera !

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Nick Proctor

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As far as I'M concerned, all 3 are really good sitars regardless.
GREAT info about colours etc, Pt Katyrow.

I hope there's not doubt about that wonderful 8 Stringer ?!?!!??
If any are not then is it possible one of the family made them or are they deffo NOT HRs?

Decent camera - YOU get your eyes tested !?!?!??
Bridges are not necessarily in their original positions, nah?
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Compare #1 above to the photos of the late 1970s HR below.  Carving, penwork, langot, pegheads, and, most importantly, the proportions of both instruments are characteristic of Hiren Roy. 

Will post some photos later comparing the one below to a newer Barun.  With the exception of minor differences in materials, depth of carving, and polish, they are essentially the same instruments.

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OMG Now THAT is absolutely gorgeous ?!?!?!?
I LOVE that finish & would love to hear it sometime !!!! What on earth would one have to pay to get that kind of treasure - IF it were for sale, of course ?!!?!?!?
BIG thanks for that.
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