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Hey all,

Just pointing out an nice looking older Hiren Roy on ebay.
Ghandar Pancham, nice ghullu and tabli.
Could have issues, but looks pretty good.
$1,900.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hiren-Roy-Vilayat-Khan-Sitar-Vintage-1960s-with-case-/271207198875?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f2535709b
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WOW

My Dear Guru Patric Marks had a duplicate of this sitar. It was one of his finest. Incredibly rich & nuanced sound. As the leading exponent of Indore Gharana in the USA it was perfect for his style. Tony had it in his ample paws in the late 90's as well as it's sister sitar owned by one of Patric's students just a few years ago.
Patric owned many sitars including other Hiren Roy's Hemens Rikhi Rams and many many more but this was his favorite sitar in terms of sound & playability. It now resides with his brother in India.
Now concerning the date... Tony has this label pictured in the museum and gives it a mid sixties date as well as a full thumbs up -
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.php?ID=IMG0187

$1950 is a salty price but if in good order compared to the prices charged for many brand new big name boutique sitars this is a steal.

Good Find Carleton - Wish I had the roops - I'd have a new baby in my music room

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Looks like a winner. Had I the bucks, I'd jump on this one. Neat to see the best of both worlds string setup. Low PA for #3 position with the rest of the "VK" setup. The fish line fret threads would go right away. You can see how those nylon knots have turned the side of the neck into the Maginot Line. Beautiful condition overall otherwise. That jawari looks like there's a flat zone 2/3 back. Easy fix. From these pics, this is a must have. Hope one of you forumites grabs it.
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How about this one...?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271205067342?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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That one does not look "vintage" as described.
It looks like a fairly modern sitar.
They list the names Hiren Roy, Hemen etc., but It is not any of these.
Although, it might be a "Kanai Lal and Sons" sitar (No relation to Kanai Lal and Brother, the famed maker), but probably isn't.
Might be an OK sitar for a beginner.
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Quote:
Tony wrote:
Low PA for #3 position with the rest of the "VK" setup.
So that means, for us western laymen, that the sitar is essentially set up "VK" (Vilayat Khan) which I think of as the 'treble' setup for sitar
but it has a bass string at the "#3 position": Making it a hybrid with the "RS" (Ravi Shankar style) sitar, so being "the best of both worlds". (?)

How many bends doth a tradition have :?.



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Calcutta market sitar, has fancier sympathetic pegs and deerhorn bridge. Looks well taken care of. I'll take the first link sitar though.
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