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Excellent craftsmanship and an exquisite design! All of those well thought out innovations and the sheer beauty of the instrument make it a treasure to behold. Congratulations Tony you've done it again.
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WOW ! ! ! All this praise and admiration for this sitar and myself ! ! ! Could my head get any bigger ! ? ! Nomenclature - Shai: wife type: 1 each is about ready to stick a pin in my head ! Seriously, I'm quite overwhelmed with all these good strokes to my ego. It means a lot. It really does. Such positive feedback is just the fillup I need to get going with this kind of work. Thank you, one and all. Pleased to report there are two more sitars in the works. One will feature gear tuners but nothing like what is on the market at the moment. The other will be much much more traditional in appearance. Both will receive my love and attention, you can be sure. I'll look forward to sharing the followup sitar porn here when they are completed. Warmest wishes to all. Tony Karasek " Sitarfixer "
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Tony, it's great to see these first two of the new design, and I'm looking forward to seeing more. They are each exquisite- unique as a series as well as among each other. Keep it up, maybe one day I ask for one One day far... far away.
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Tony, any sound clips by chance? I'm sure I'm not the only one dying to hear this beauty sing.
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TNX, Cheesecake. Hopefully I'll still be able to provide such a baby in those years ahead !!! Sound clips- I did another living room mini concert for the cats here. I'm still up in the air about putting it out for the public. I'm not 100% sure about them as they present the sound through compootuh speakers or earbuds. That's not an honest representation of the actual sound quality. I can only say it sounds warm and woody as planned with the thick and flattened tabli. It definately favors the mids and bass registers. The sustain is ridiculous, pleased to say. Polishing/wetsanding the delrin jawari with 600 sandpaper helped that issue immensly. Volume on the top strings was a big battle. After drilling a pair of 3/16" sound holes under the bridge, resanding the bridge leg bottoms and spending about 5 hours with a flat file getting the jawari just right, the volume from the top strings finally matched my "Golden Boy" Burma teak sitar. It was very handy having that reference comparison instrument along side. Strange thing on this peacock sitar is that the taraf strings are louder than any other sitar I've ever had my paws on. Strumming them with the pinky nail has to purposely be done lighter than usual or the volume will blast over anything. I'll chew on the sound clip idea some more. Cheers ! ! !
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TNX, Cheesecake. Hopefully I'll still be able to provide such a baby in those years ahead !!! Sound clips- I did another living room mini concert for the cats here. I'm still up in the air about putting it out for the public. I'm not 100% sure about them as they present the sound through compootuh speakers or earbuds. That's not an honest representation of the actual sound quality. I can only say it sounds warm and woody as planned with the thick and flattened tabli. It definately favors the mids and bass registers. The sustain is ridiculous, pleased to say. Polishing/wetsanding the delrin jawari with 600 sandpaper helped that issue immensly. Volume on the top strings was a big battle. After drilling a pair of 3/16" sound holes under the bridge, resanding the bridge leg bottoms and spending about 5 hours with a flat file getting the jawari just right, the volume from the top strings finally matched my "Golden Boy" Burma teak sitar. It was very handy having that reference comparison instrument along side. Strange thing on this peacock sitar is that the taraf strings are louder than any other sitar I've ever had my paws on. Strumming them with the pinky nail has to purposely be done lighter than usual or the volume will blast over anything. I'll chew on the sound clip idea some more. Cheers ! ! !

Aw, c'mon Tony, you know everyone is waiting to hear the thing.... my goodness, it's like having to pee really bad!

You can't take us half-way there, my God!! :wink:

If you want, I'll start the cheer----> "Ton-y!! Ton-y!! Ton-y!! Ton-y!!
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Hopefully I'll still be able to provide such a baby in those years ahead !!!
Here's hoping!
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Thank you, one and all. Pleased to report there are two more sitars in the works. One will feature gear tuners but nothing like what is on the market at the moment.
Tony, i can;t wait to see how you eliminate the exit hole in the neck with the gear turners.

err...ummm...nevermind. ops:

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One will feature gear tuners but nothing like what is on the market at the moment.
Horrendously curious on this. For the past year or two I've been mulling over a good way to use gear tuners. I have had good taraf tuners (on my sitar) and problematic taraf tuners (on my surb) but not even the good peg tuners compare to the simple gear tuners on my studio sitar, and if one could solve the best way to mount them without adding a ton more wood, it would be a marvelous step towards a much more quickly tunable instrument...if not, arguably, the most beautiful instrument. Black matte tuner finishes would at least leave it somewhat understated I think, for those fearing the gaudy glitz of chrome everywhere.
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Aw, c'mon Tony, you know everyone is waiting to hear the thing.... my goodness, it's like having to pee really bad!

You can't take us half-way there, my God!!

If you want, I'll start the cheer----> "Ton-y!! Ton-y!! Ton-y!! Ton-y!!"
He is SUCH a tease. :roll:
I knew a couple girls like him in high school.
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TONY -TONY - TONY - TONY

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