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I just got finished with a repair on a funky Indian made rabab that actually sounds pretty cool. It arrived from India with the bridge punched through the skin and the customer was not sure weather to cut his losses or get it fixed. It looks like one of those ebay instruments with the thick red lacquer finish and cheesy plastic inlays, but the shape seemed good so we went for it. In the end I really like the instrument and even though I only got to play it for an hour or so I am tempted to get one for myself, my sarode technique (such that it is)seems to translate well enough. The original head was pretty funky, the wood bridge (I would replace it if it were mine) was set up badly and the inlay in the playing surface is not leveled well. But after all that it plays easily and sound pretty cool. I made a quick video messing around on it, a bit of a hack job but it is fun to play around with.

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And here are a few progress pics
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k633/yeman5/749c33f8-665e-4319-af2b-77210eba5bea.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k633/yeman5/7c60160d-00ad-4a90-8005-2110e8f35184.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k633/yeman5/ff0cf138-a674-4aef-940e-d4d5cbf026e1.jpg
http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k633/yeman5/18a06baf-a105-4149-b370-d4f7744c65db.jpg
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