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Sitarfixer

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Here is a complete refit of a Gregg Fosse Carbon Fiber sitar ( electric ). My client wanted to swap the autoharp pin tuners for more conventional gear tuners. I was given a free hand with no time limit. Here's the result ! There is now no resemblance to the original instrument. Note: Click on the tab for a slide show of the detail pics. The space bar will pause the display for each pic. Some might look at this one as a salute to Star Trek DS 9. It took about a year to complete and a lot of it was designed and redesigned as it was being built. Enjoy !

http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.php?ID=IMG0217

Here's the link to the detail pics. The space bar will pause the slide show.

http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetails.php?ID=IMG0217

Here's a short clip of it on a test drive. Really gotta sit down and practice more.


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YEAH BABY!
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The design is not my taste but I can see the great craftsmanship all over the place. Great eye for detail. I bet it plays like butter.
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That's pretty cool looking, how did you anchor the sympathetic strings? Pics didn't show it. You might want to show Indrajit this, he likes this type of design....well done!

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That's a masterpiece, Tony.
The best electric guitar ever made!!!
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Glad you are all liking this beastie. The taraf strings ( regular barrel end guitar strings - .010 ) fix to the underside of the eyelet bracket in the neck. As there is no neck face, just a dished out carbon fiber tube, access to that bracket is easy. Tuning them is easy. Access to the 12 tuners behind the bridge is a clean shot from the back.
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That is super cool! Does it get electric guitar type volume or is it louder? I really like the bridge on a bridge look.
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Hi, Kalyan. Glad you like this beastie. With that toaster pickup, the volume is as loud as you would like. From a Marshall stack down to a little 5 watter, this one screams or whispers. The taraf strings under that pickup also sound just right in relation to the top strings.
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