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WOW, check out this Hemen Surbahar that just showed up at RainCityMusic.
It is truly magnificent.

It is described as follows:

Hemen Burmese teak surbahar
Full decoration ~ colored penwork

A brand new instrument still, originally commissioned in 1993 and sat in storage until a few years ago when it was completely overhauled and french polished. Has never been used. Built from 200 year old teak wood and has antler bridges and fittings. It is a large sized instrument similar to the style played by Annapurna Devi.

The work was done by an excellent luthier who spent over a year french polishing the instrument, no part was overlooked. Additionally the pegs have been treated and fitted for slippage. The frets sit nicely on added pedestals and it has a new set of Pyramid strings on it. The case is rexine, the entire instrument does fit inside it. The carved footrest is permanently attached.

This instrument may be picked up only due to its size and uniqueness, please email us to inquire about price and details. Letters of provenance from Hemen Sen are also included with this surbahar.

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Simply WOW! What a beauty. Took a year to French polish, that's amazing. Only Lars would stock something of such extreme high quality.

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WOW! what a beauty. the bird coming off the tabli is gorgeous. the whole instrument is simply stunning. I love Hemen's work on sitars and surbahars, and it is a treat to see this one pop up.
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