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katyrow

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Thoughts/info on this sitar? Thanks.

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sitar19

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I have a Sarat Sardar sitar and a male tanpura. Both are excellent instruments.
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katyrow

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Any idea of value, roughly? Thank you.
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cwroyds

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Sarat Sardar made some very cool instruments.
I have played a few that were very interesting sitars.
If this is the one for sale for $650, go buy it.
That is a very fair price.
Looks like a nice one.
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katyrow

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Bought it. Thanks to you both for your replies.
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Originally Posted by "katyrow"
Bought it. Thanks to you both for your replies.
By all means, give us a full report on it's quality!

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I have always love this Sarat Sardar on Tony K's museum pages.
The carving is so cool.
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.php?ID=IMG0156
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katyrow

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OM -- Thank you for your advice on this. It was a mess when I got it (one peg had snapped off during shipping, fret were poorly seated, shrill and buzzy open jawari), but it was a bargain (got it for $550), so that was fine. I restrung it, re-seated a handful of the frets, glued up the peg, and spent more than a few hours on jawari. Now it really sings and was well worth the effort. Very surprised it sounds as good as it does and couldn't be more pleased. Still need to balance out the tarabs after they settle in. Planning to replace the small wooden upper with a large natural (if I can find one) -- its' going to be a real player. Much appreciated.
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katyrow

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Sorry -- it was cwroyds who recommended buy it -- thanks him to all who weighed in.
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I am glad it turned out to be good for you.
All of the Sarat Sardar sitars I have played have been really interesting instruments.
They all had very respectable tones, and were very unique in design.
I always figure that if you can get a sitar from one of the good makers for about $500 it is a bargain.
They might take a little bit of sorting out and adjusting, but in the end they are usually a good deal.
All of my sitars were ebay or craigslist deals.
I had to put effort into them but in the end I have some really unique and interesting instruments.
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