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westsea

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Altab, of Saraswati Tantuvadya Cendra,
http://www.rudraveena.org/Saraswati_Tantuvadya_Cendra.html
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a traditional style been that he just completed building, from bamboo.
It looks really nice!
http://www.rudraveena.org/bamboo1.html
http://www.rudraveena.org/bamboo2.html
http://www.rudraveena.org/bamboo3.html
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I love the design. It has a wonderful older feel to it.
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It really IS lovely, isn't it. Almost worth a trip down to Miraj on my next India journey in Jan next year.
Beautifully finished but would love to hear it.

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It used to be made from bamboo originally, wasn't it?
All the 'folkie' ones seem to be!!

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using teak was a Z.M.Dagar innovation, starting in the (early I think) 60's. bamboo daands have short life-spans, are susceptible to splitting, so beenkars bought new instruments about every 10 years. in a more hospitable climate (not in India, with its alternating monsoons and dry/hot seasons...) they'd probably last a lot longer, but I'm skeptical they'd last anywhere near as long as hardwood, esp. one as indestructible as teak. I imagine they'd sound considerably different (louder, brighter?) too.
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Some added photos, showing construction.
http://www.rudraveena.org/bamboobeen.html
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trippy monkey

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What kind of guarantee could the makers possibly put on this instrument?

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What kind of guarantee could the makers possibly put on this instrument?

Nick
Have you ever had a maker give you a guarantee on an instrument?
Suvir has built 4, from bamboo, and said they are fine, after 8 years.
As musicslug suggests, just keep if from temperature extremes.
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trippy monkey

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westsea
I was being a little ironic. Or sarcastic if you like!!!
I'd prefer a 'real' wood one.

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I'd prefer a 'real' wood one.
Fair enough.
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Although I WOULD love to try out one of these bamboo ones, just bothered about the lack of time you might have it.

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