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swansong_

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Hello everyone,

My good friend's father passed recently, he was very obsessed with Indian classical music. He left us some beauties that the family wants to sell asap to raise funds.  Looking for students or other enthusiasts in our community who would give these a good home (e.g. not in a collector's closet), before I try craigslist or ebay.  Photos are on google drive, contact me directly if you want more info, please pass it on!  The instruments are in Los Angeles (Woodland Hills), local sale preferred but willing to ship if no other choice.  The instruments were well-kept in cases in a smoke-free home, the former owner was a student of Aloke Dasgupta if you want to contact him for reference.
 
 
Hiren Roy lovely surbahar, not sure how old, 80-90s maybe? custom made giant yellow ATA flight case that never even traveled, so it's safe to ship but will be pretty costly. Overall excellent condition except two repaired cracks in the back of the neck one by the chikari peg and another by the upper dha fret between the pegs, very stable and looks like a pro repair job.  Asking $3.5k obo (flight case included, was $600+ new)
 
Barun Ray kharaj sitar, grape leaves full decoration carving with upper tumba and fiber case, few minor blemishes on the tabli and small shellac bubbling on the gulu carving (likely from the shop, no other heat-apparent damage anywhere) but plays very nicely, synthetic bridge has no wear.  Asking $1500 obo
 
Kanailal & sons dilruba with bow and fiber case, barely played, $600 obo.
 
"maharaj" sarangi ebay special with bow (has some broken hairs) and fiber case, unplayed, $150 obo
 
lemme know if anyone wants to make an offer on any of these, or the whole lot, happy to get more details!

-swansong
swansong@ucla.edu

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swansong_

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have already had a few inquiries, thank you for your interest! Sharing the answer below to the most common question "how did it get cracked?" 

Sadly I couldn't find out ANY history or details of these instruments, so your guess is pretty much aligned with mine as far as the cracking.  Who would stand up such a stately instrument to let it fall is anyone's guess! Maybe a crappy prior case in transit, what a bummer that must have been. Clearly it was repaired well so as to be barely noticeable, and the prior owner cherished it.

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Barun Roy sitar now sold.  Still taking offers on the surbahar, dilruba, and sarangi.  Contact me if you would like more info.
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