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katyrow

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This is instrument was described as surbahar, but it looks to me more like a kachuwa sitar.  The frets and method of tying them is particularly interesting.  Can anyone provide any insight on origin?  Here is the badge.  More photos (including the cool headstock and scale of the instrument) in the link below.  Thanks.  

https://www.vintagesitars.com/product-page/era-unknown-surbahar

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That is a super cool old Surbahar. 
The tabli is simple and elegant. 
I like it. 

Sure looks like a Surbahar to me. 
I like those rail style frets. 

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the badge is in Gujarati and translates thus..

master devji R hada
Repairer of all kinds of harmoniums as well as seller of new and tuning specialists
opposite ashapura temple, next to dena bank
Jamnagar
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the badge is in Gujarati and translates thus..

master devji R hada
Repairer of all kinds of harmoniums as well as seller of new and tuning specialists
opposite ashapura temple, next to dena bank
Jamnagar


Thank you CS!  Good to hear from you.  Really appreciate the information.  Added it to the site.


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Thank you CS!  Good to hear from you.  Really appreciate the information.  Added it to the site.




your welcome CR! glad to help

i just noticed that there is also a handwritten date on the label.
It says '24/5/50' and 'Wednesday' under that.
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