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Michael Donahue

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I need some help identifying an instrument I purchased at an auction? I think it is a tampura but I have not seen any with 7 strings. Any help would be appreciated

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Tomek Regulski

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It's actually a sitar, and seems to be a student model, given the absence of sympathetic strings. The maker, Hemen, was most well-known for their sarods, but was putting out some quality sitars in their hay day. Never seen such a plain design from them before, looks very nice actually! However, definitely not a tanpura, given the presence of frets and the particular string setup. 
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Sillofthedoor

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very nice, there are a few of these around.   Student models as already said.   always interested to see what they sound like, but not much real value as a players model without the tarafs...

might be turned into a tampura easily enough...and see more use that way...
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Nick Proctor

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Where are you & what do you want for it, please???
I just flogged a really lovely Hemen sitar, genwine too.

Nick aka trippymonkey
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