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greatjuul

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Hi everyone,

could you honestly post your comment about that sitar, which some "professional musicians" are selling like a "pro" instrument with a discount from 650€(890$) to 450€ (620$).

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http://storage.canalblog.com/64/20/276970/59850943.jpg

my feeling is that it looks like crap and it smells like robbery....

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I don't have the eye or experience to tell myself, but barring lots more details and perhaps information on the maker, I wouldn't part with that much money for that unless I played it and it happened to be a fantastic sounding and playing instrument. However, the use of the words "pro" or "professional" are coded words for "DONT BUY ME!" to me because it seems every seller of junk firewood instruments slaps a description on the instrument calling them "professional" quality. Caveat emptor!
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Tabli carving is very rough. Pegs and bridges are rough. Max price for this instrument in my opinion would be $350. It would need a lot of work to get it up to playing standard. General quality I suspect would always keep it at an entry level regardless of fine tuning and setup. I recommend you continue shopping.
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greatjuul

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Thank you very much for the advices!

My feeling is that the man who pretends to be a "master" and sell this to his students is more interested by making quick money than giving classes..

i'll run away!

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I'm just about to put up a very similar sitar on ebay uk tonight. It's most certainly NOT a Hiren Roy. Seller is deluded.
The sound on MINE is not bad as its gourd is quite large, too large for an ordinary fibreglass box but not too big for the one I'm selling it with. It originally came from JAS Musicals in London.

greatjuul
As you're using euros, where is it being sold from?

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greatjuul

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hi,

that sitar has been brought in france from rajasthan i think.

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greatjuul
Can you give us a link to the actual ad, please?

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