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tarooo

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Hello! I have a old sitar, from my grandmother.
She wants to sell it. It is a little bit damaged and it don't have string. I wanna know how much is it worth it? Thank you very much!

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tarooo

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hellow, I'm from Slovenia.
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Lars

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Hello! I have a old sitar, from my grandmother.
She wants to sell it. It is a little bit damaged and it don't have string. I wanna know how much is it worth it? Thank you very much!


It's not worth much at all, sorry. It's an inexpensive instrument with a lot of damage, missing frets, etc.

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I have no interest in it, was just answering their question.

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cwroyds

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Lars Are you serious about it being what we call the AB cheapo cheapo sitars A Lucknow wallah.????
Don't you see ANY benefit from fixing it or are you after it as cheap as possible ?!?!?!!

Nick


Nick, why so aggressive?
He is just saying that it is not worth much money.
It isn't.
The repairs might cost as much as it is worth. 


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Sorry I was just winding you up a bit, bad lad, eh !?!?!?


Ahhh, no worries. 
The tone of a text communication can often be misinterpreted.
I have learned to always add a silly emoji to let someone know I am kidding. 
I dont care for emojis but they are very helpful at times. 
Carry on... [smile] [thumb]
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cwroyds

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Anyway, that gourd damage isn't a death sentence, is it ???
I've quite easily fixed far more damage than that. It's a time issue not a cost one.
End now.....


No, gourd damage isn't a death sentence. 
Repairs can be done quite effectively.
It just takes time and money. 

If they are trying to sell this one as is, then it is worth very little, considering the time or money it will take the new owner to fix it. 
It wouldn't be particularly valuable even if it were in excellent condition. 
Getting a luthier to do the work will probably cost as much as it is worth, so might not be worth the effort. 
Fixing it oneself, if it is worth it to you to put the time in so you have a sitar, then it is what it is. 

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Just for interest's sake, what are we looking at in dollars for this sitar when all finished.?
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