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Sillofthedoor

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I'm a little surprised no-one has posted this ebay ummm...beauty,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sitar-Professional-quality-Kanailal-sitar/123697112083?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D40733%26meid%3D5fe5249403c747db812de40e3e06ad44%26pid%3D100903%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D20%26sd%3D223620139055%26itm%3D123697112083%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2509164&_trksid=p2509164.c100903.m5276

 




Were kanai Lal and brothers making political predictions?

 

Does this open up the topic of sitar design likenesses to prominent politicans:  do etewa type look like Nehru? I think so...

   Certainly the overall design of this, even without the unfortunate  trump comparison would lowers my estimation of them, over priced over decorated ,  but at least it is experimental I suppose....

 

 

In my semi-informed opinion the extra deep carving on the tabli does mark it as a likely true Kanai lal, if not more likely a murari than an earlier version.

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That's not a bad price, it's an early Murari or his uncle. Kanai Lal himself died in the late 30's I think so wouldn't be from him....it'll probably need a lot of fitting work. I have one just like it in line to be restored, carvings and all quite fantastic. Probably won't fit in a regular sitar case, the one here doesn't.

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katyrow

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It's a 1990s Murari.  Could be great.  Could be a dog.  Some of these have tablis that are too thick.  Would have to play it to know.  It's unusual for sure.  And in my book, unusual = interesting and desirable, all other things being equal.  The devil is in that last bit.  Authenticity is not in question in my view.   

Compare to this surbahar from 20 years earlier:

https://www.vintagesitars.com/product-page/1972-kanailal-brother-surbahar

And to this sitar 
from perhaps 30 years earlier in Tony's museum:

http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetails.php?ID=IMG0066


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barend

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That thing on the headstock is pretty ugly. The rest of the headstock is also too much for me. What does that thing mean?
For the rest the sitar looks nice.
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chrisnovice

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Not sure the Donald Trump comparison will work - I've always thought that sitars have souls.
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Sillofthedoor

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yeah i figured murari.  for the uk this is overpriced, i picked up a murari that has that added virtue of not looking like DT for I think £550..

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