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Bakersbites786

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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3czl30i19py2t1a/Vk9y3JFaWC

Received this delightful sitar a couple of weeks ago. OM guy I have 6 now and catching up.

I'll post some sound samples soon. Hopefully by Friday.
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Very nice.
I am a fan of the simple decoration sitar.
Nice and clean.

The design style reminds me of Tony K's "The Don" sitar and his "Nevermore" sitar.

The Don
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.php?ID=IMG0152

The Nevermore.
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.php?ID=IMG0150
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Yes it's almost the same as the above mentioned sitars. Really like that design.
On small detail I don't understand; why aren't the black edges not extended all the way to the top of the headstock? Looks strange this way.
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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3czl30i19py2t1a/Vk9y3JFaWC

Received this delightful sitar a couple of weeks ago. OM guy I have 6 now and catching up.

I'll post some sound samples soon. Hopefully by Friday.
Wasim~ Congratulations on your new girl... glad to see you catching up....nice looking girl, the tabli looks superb!! Delicious, in fact!! One can not ever accuse Bashir of creating cookie-cutters, that's for sure! Each sitar is really unique in some way and they really stand out and each one sounds different, even with the passage of time.

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Actually it is aa very common way to do the headstock.
Many sitars have a small strip of wood between the decoration and the end of the neck.
Here are some more examples.

http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0110_DTL2
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0068_DTL3
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0070_DTL1
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.php?ID=IMG0071
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0085_DTL1
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0175_DTL2
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0180_DTL2
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0166_DTL2
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0187_DTL2
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0189_DTL2
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0194_DTL2
http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowDetailPic.php?ID=IMG0204_DTL2
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Leading edge.
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barend

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True but on this sitar it seems to be exaggerated more. Never really noticed it on other sitars before. On the Don and nevermore sitar the black top edge of the headstock is extended all the way to the top which does look better in my opinion. Also there is some shadow under the black edge at the top of the headstock.
Is this sitar copied from the Don and Nevermore sitar?

But looks great anyway!
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True but on this sitar it seems to be exaggerated more. Never really noticed it on other sitars before. On the Don and nevermore sitar the black top edge of the headstock is extended all the way to the top which does look better in my opinion. Also there is some shadow under the black edge at the top of the headstock.
Is this sitar copied from the Don and Nevermore sitar?

But looks great anyway!
Your young eyes must surely be better than mine, for I don't see any black shadow.... which photo do you see this shadow in, pray tell?

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2nd row 4th picture
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How does it sound like when played? Good look is one thing, but the sound is some thing else. I had a beautiful sitar custom made with good looks, but it can not be played or it does not sound any thing like a sitar.A failed project.
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How does it sound like when played? Good look is one thing, but the sound is some thing else. I had a beautiful sitar custom made with good looks, but it can not be played or it does not sound any thing like a sitar.A failed project.
Very true, and it greatly depends upon the maker and the maker's history, too. This is why I think it's very important to be able to "test drive" a sitar prior to buying, and why I also think that purchasing through ebay, etc., is not a bright idea.

Not every sitar, by every maker, fits the player's expectations, this becomes evident when you are able to make side by side comparrisons, which I admit, while desireable, is not an easy thing to do. The next best thing, however, is the makers reputation and the feedback that you get from this forum.

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Bakersbites786

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Hi.
Here's a terrible clip of my sitar playing capability recorded on my pad.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1pyuv9mgy6hnpua/2014-01-26_13-12-07_197.wav

I personally like a closed sound on a sitar as suppose to open. This might be a little to close thou, I'll give it 6 mnths and see how it settles in.
The meend range is very good tuned in D.
Some of the tarabs are not responding to my liking, but dead cert not to do any alterations for at least 6 months.

I've emailed Tony in regards to design. Its purely by chance that its happened.
I asked Bashir Bhai to do a sitar like SP with natural colour polish with sesham wood trim and inlay with out any colloid.
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