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katyrow

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This was in perfect structural shape and needed only cosmetic work.  Some of the leaves were missing from the upper tumba.

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I made molds from the existing leaves and cast new ones in resin.
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Painted the gourd.

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French polish upper gourd.

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Repairs to main gourd.

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Refinish main gourd and carving.





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French polish.  Polish frets.  Replace cracked tarab grommets. Chalk pegs, restring, and new jawari on original main bridge and replacement tarab bridge.

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She's a keeper.  




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Lars

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Looks great!!!

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Beautiful restoration work ! Thank you for your effort bringing this beautiful baby back to life and glory and for sharing these pics here ! ! !
 
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StVitus

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Great work! I love the cast resin idea.
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twangwallah

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very nice job! the cast leaves, great solution. I've always loved the carving on these Naskar sitars. Unusually nice carving on the langot also.
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cwroyds

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Cool.
Nice work. 
I like how you cast the missing leaves for the upper toomba.
That is a great idea.

I have an almost identical Naskar. 
The carving is amazing, especially on the back. 
Actually, the carving is so nice that it was originally misidentified as Kanai Lal & Brother, as the badge had fallen off. 
Mine has a ver Raviji open tone to it. 

Here are some pics of mine 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/carletonroyds/albums/72157618712400653

Interestingly, my other Naskar has a completely different style of carving. 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/carletonroyds/albums/72157638816340145
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katyrow

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This style Naskar carving was the inspiration for the top on the mandolin below.  The maple thumb rest allows it to be played with a mizrab.


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Michael MacLean

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Looks great!
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