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I have met a guy who is kind of a wizard with wood and has offered to make a sitar stand for me.

I am talking about some kind of modified version of the ubiquitous guitar stands that you see everywhere .

I guess the guitar stand is a pretty good model after you make adjustments for the larger base. Are there other things that one should consider to make this useful -- a tabla like rest pad on the floor/base part of the stand? Leaning or straight? Strings face in or out?

I am curious to hear what others may think would be the ideal stand in terms of utility and safety for the instrument

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If this circle was made bigger and padded or even made as a V shape to make it more stable it could be very stable and safe.

http://www.binaswar.com/Veenastand.jpg


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Here is another that leans the right way -- I want to show him several ideas so that he can come up with a simple design that is robust and safe and probably based on wood rather than metal

http://2.imimg.com/data2/DO/CS/IMFCP-3164367/s114a-1--500x500.jpg

You can see how it might work here http://www.carrollmusic.com/gayaki-style-sitar/


or here http://www.promenademusic.co.uk/image/cache/data/S104-875x875.jpg


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Related previous thread has some ideas:

http://forums.chandrakantha.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11450
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If this was modified to have a much wider base (more stable and solid) and different "nail things" to hold the sitar in place and a sash around the mid neck. This might be cool. If you use cheaper wood it would be very cheap too.


http://dalymusic.com/store/images/products/preview/dspwg.jpg



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On gigs I sometimes put my sitar in a guitar stand like this one below. Works great! you can even put 2 sitars in it if you want:

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e306/barendtromp/sitar%20stand/IMG_0391.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e306/barendtromp/sitar%20stand/IMG_0395.jpg
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Here is another that could be modified to have a smoother softer gentler resting surface and a longer spine to support the dandi.

http://www.musiciansship.com/32-home_default/guitar-stand.jpg



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I like the simplicity of this one and padding on base -- if it was taller and leaning back a bit it would be great -- again remember I am just trying to generate some ideas for a guy who could take these pictures and come up with a design that we could all use.

http://themusicalbox.biz/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/51IgD8DTzdL.jpg


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This is a variation on the @barend version with better base padding which could be made more spongy and padded -- it could also be made for just a single sitar.

http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/images/hercules-stands-hercules-ha205-guitar-rack-extension-pack-for-gs523b-gs523b-p6942-6558_thumb.jpg



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Here is a higher end one that might already work --but again I am just generating ideas for my friend to build one for me that would be possible to make and sell to others as well. Low cost, solid foundation and secure and safe is the basic design goal

http://www.southmtwoodworks.com/sitebuilder/images/164mb-178x250.jpg



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This is simple and could easily have the base lip to be a bigger wedge with padding to rest the sitar base safely and securely.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYWvOGjSejFAhHNADX5kKG9iiTJBcvSfP3I0YTCVBL2Cj1I4cl


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The three legged stand with a longer leaning spine is one that might also be very simple and solid. The bulk of the support and stability is focused on the base and the neck is only needed to attach the dandi to -- it does not really have to bear much weight


http://www.musicalinstrumenthaven.com/ProductImages/instrument-stands/french-horn-stands/French-Horn-Stand_.M.jpg


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This is nice and simple but needs to be wider at base, taller and narrower at top.

http://www.woodbrass.com/images/LISTE/woodbrass/K-M+15550-000-98.JPG



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I like this one. Similar to the first one you posted.[attach:filename=$_57.JPG]
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I like this one. Similar to the first one you posted.[attach:filename=$_57.JPG]
Is that the one from the gentleman in Hyderabad? Made of teak? I thought it was nice actually but not cost effective as something to carry.

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