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pritlee

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broken gourd.gif Hello all...
i am a sarangi guy but could not resist to pick this sitar up when someone in my area was selling it as i am also interested in learning sitar.... it is damaged and the seller had glued the pieces together you see in the picture before i bought it.... so the surface is very uneven where he glued the broken pieces together......

there are still lot of cracks and may not be secure.....

i'd appreciate if you can tell me how do i go about repairing it and filling the gaps and making it smooth.... i was thinking or just putting some tapes on it and color it....but something tells me its not the way ......



any help is appreciated

thanks

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Here's some starters...

http://forums.chandrakantha.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12040

http://forums.chandrakantha.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12088

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pritlee

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thanks Greg
one of the thread you sent me was started by me and i should have used that ....but i forgot all about to be honest, so my apologies for starting two threads...... my issue is to fill the big gaps in.............

after watching few videos about it i am gona cover it with glued bandages then apply woodfller to on the whole section then smooth it out then paint it......
the other option is to tak all the glued parts out and then re do them agai which will be a harder work as i will have to break them off again.....

i think i will stick to the first option and get it done by week end hopefully

thanks a lot greg
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Have a look around:

http://www.sitarfactory.be

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pritlee

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Hello all
Sorry for posting the update after such a long time….
I managed to repair it as best I could thanks to the information provided on this site and some videos on youtube…..the whole thing cost me under £10
Attaching a pic here, I still need to smooth out the surface and paint it…..
I have some questions and I'd appreciate it a lot if anyone could answer them please
The strings are showing some sign of rust; will this rust change the tone of the sarangi? it has 7 strings on the top big bridge.....
Also do I play on the first or second string? I am missing the second string, from the bottom when playing, which I will replace as I have bought a set from ebay…..
Thanks a lot again guys
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