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Wai Lui

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Anyone know is it real or fake?
And is it around 1990s?

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katyrow

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Penwork, carving, proportions, decorations, color, polish all say Hiren Roy.  Likely made by Himangshu sometime before his death in 1997.  Thanks.
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Also, I've heard that instruments made by Himangshu may not have been of quite the same quality as those made by his father earlier or by Barun later, but I don't have any personal experience with Himangshu era sitars.  I'm guessing that Lars would be in the best position to comment.  This does look like a nice instrument, so if you are in position to try it out, I wouldn't worry about authenticity if it's otherwise good and the price is right.  Thanks.   
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I have one from the early Himangshu era when he was working with his father so they probably both did work, etc. hard to say. It's very good, as good as my 50 y.o. one from Hiren.
This sitar in the post looks like from Barun at least 15 years old, could be his brother possibly but anything I've seen from him had a better polish. The top gourd looks older than the sitar, could have been taken from previously made stock. I always liked that style, all authentic no worries.

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katyrow

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I missed the top gourd. It's a Naskar's gourd.  Doesn't match, but beautiful and looks very nice on the instrument nonetheless. 
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It could be HR also, the same craftsmen worked for many of the makers. They farmed out the carving and penwork.....on one of mine it's the same style as this one.

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I agree with the genuineness of the instrument. I noticed the gourd right off and, yes, probably from older stock. But definitely has the Hiren signs.
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Look like a Barun made HR to me.
Looks nice.

As for Himamngshu, I have a sitar he made and it is a stunning instrument.
Beautifully made, and has an incredible tone.
I prefer it to any of the Barun made sitar I have played, and Barun makes a beautiful instrument.
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I agree with the genuineness of the instrument. I noticed the gourd right off and, yes, probably from older stock. But definitely has the Hiren signs.


SO what are the Hiren signs please?

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Hiren signs to me are shape, color, design, decoration, dimensions and pattern. 
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OK I get the message....but could you be a bit more specific, please?
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