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sitarkatz

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Has anyone every posted a photos of your sitar thread?

Might be cool to see the different styles out there.

Thanks!
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cwroyds

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There have been several threads of sitar photos, but it never hurts to start a new one and see what comes up. There is always a new one that pops up that is really cool.

Here are mine:

Vintage Kanai Lal (Burma Teak).
http://gallery.mac.com/carletonroyds#100197
And a couple in more natural light.
http://gallery.mac.com/carletonroyds#100199

Hiren Roy (Burma Teak). (Built by Humangshu Roy)
http://gallery.mac.com/carletonroyds#100189

1960s Naskar (Burma Teak)
http://gallery.mac.com/carletonroyds#100104

And just for fun here are pics I took of Paramahansa Yogananda's sitar.
http://gallery.mac.com/carletonroyds#100150
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sitarkatz

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Here is a link to some photos of my 1999 Hiren Roy.

It has a beautiful tone and plays wonderfully!

http://s858.photobucket.com/albums/ab150/sitarkatz/
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Your Burma Teak Kanai Lal has the same gorgeous tabli design my almost black Burma Teak Naskar's has that I got here in Varanasi. WOW!!!!!

And on looking at the other link I see the SAME back design of the 'stretched' leaves!!! 8)

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Trippy, I noticed the design similarities between the sitars as well.
Sitar makers were all influenced by each other in that time.
Regardless of maker, they are both beautiful vintage sitars.
Your is very pretty and I hope that is sounds as good as it looks.
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CW, that's some collection you've got there. That Kanai Lal is a real work of art. Makes me wonder if we will ever see instruments like that again. Do you have any sound clips?

Here's my Teak (lots of Teak being uploaded, it seems) Gandhar-Pancham, which is not even one year old yet! The sound has changed quite a bit since I got it, mainly due to my playing wearing out the jawari on the main bridge. My teacher and I will be reshaping it next weekend.

I have a few short, badly recorded & even more badly played recordings kicking around. I'll listen to them and if they're not *too* embarrassing, I'll upload one. ops:

http://picasaweb.google.com/johnsitar0/TeakSitar#

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kamalehi

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Everyone has such beautiful instruments! =) I love the Kanai lal ( wish i could get one!)and the Hiren Roy's and the Naskars (My guru has two old Naskars,and they have great respose and are beautiful!) Here is my baby, made by Mr.TonyK, a tun 8 string custom, Hope you like it =) http://picasaweb.google.com/kamalehi/MySitar#
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@John - Thanks. The KL is ultra beautiful but I bet if you got a chance to play all my sitars you would want to walk away with the Hiren Roy. Fantastic bright sound and it plays like a dream.
You sitar's wood is very beautiful. Love the tabli and ghullu.

@kamalehi - Your Tony K sitar is really beautiful. I wish I had bought one of those when they were being produced.
Love the penwork and the mizrab guard.
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kamalehi

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Thanks! I was lucky to have mine built when it was,I don't think he made many after mine, since everything started happening. and thanks for the pickguard, i drew it and sent it to him, i still have the original!
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rex@sitar.co.za

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Have to agree, those old Kanai Lal's are like nothing else. My first teacher had a mid-60's era VK-style Kanailal, and I've yet to hear a better sounding sitar. An ethereal beauty in the design of the instruments too which is very entrancing.
Carelton, I'm sure just the fine-tuning on the set-up would bring it to life.
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