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trippymonkey

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Check out this beaut of a surbahar. It's named as Kanailal but Lars isn't so sure as he feels the fret section is a bit later on made. Go back a few pics & forwards too, to see it all. First link is me sat with it & I'M no slim guy either ?!!??

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205981642519587&set=pb.1216086708.-2207520000.1443390679.&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205931259300038&set=pb.1216086708.-2207520000.1443390681.&type=3&theater

I picked it up in Varanasi this year but have decided to leave it there until further notice.
This second link shows you what happens when all does NOT go well ?!?!?!!?? AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207630731825789&set=pb.1216086708.-2207520000.1443390543.&type=3&theater
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cwroyds

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I won't comment on the Surbahar, but I really like the tabli on the broken sitar.
I like the clean open tabli with those simple swirl branch carvings.
It is a nice look.
I think modern makers should look at old designs like this and get simple designs for modern sitar.
I know most people want a super fancy, overly decorated Raviji looking sitar, but I think there is a market for unique simple designs.
Modern makers should save money on the design and spend it on the sound and performance.
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trippymonkey

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I agree, you're right to some degree. Sound can be compromised as the wood is thicker where there's decoration.

The surbee you like IS very nice & is 'breathing' again. It has a lovely resonant tone despite its damage.
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cwroyds

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Awesome.
I am glad you got it back together.
It is always nice when a sitar/surbahar gets a new lease on life.

By the way, I love that Sursringar in your photos. (At least I am assuming it is a Sursringar).
I love seeing the inside of these instruments.
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trippymonkey

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YES me too. I love it when they pull something apart to re-glue, re-plate, etc. It is indeed a sursringar & a most lovely one too.
Now, how many of these do we ever see, never mind oldies like this one ?!?!?
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