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Sitarfixer

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Common courtesy demands I share this here. No reach around - sorry ! Enjoy ! ! !


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Pretty nifty, I like it. Harp guitar with sitar frets?

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Yes, I have seen this instrument and heard it played, this fellow is a student of Imrat and the instrument has a beautiful tone.
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Not unlike the Prius Sitar I build for a client a year or so back. The one played has a straight guitar main bridge where as the one I built has a sitar jawari bridge. Cool stuff ! ! !

http://www.karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.php?ID=IMG0214

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Lovely sound and great sustain. I've had a customer ask for something similar on a harp guitar, but with a begena/endongo type of bridge instead. While their popularity peaked in the 1800s, harp guitars have a tremendous amount of versatility and potential even to this day.

Cool find, Tony.
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I love this playing by Claudio Murat sikira; simple yet profound even sublime, connects right to the heart.

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The 'Concert' Harp Guitar was just a baby at the turn of century and 'relatively' few were made that survived, which is why the original ones are so coveted today. But there were many predecessors; the Theorbo for one, that was highlighted on this forum recently...

The renaissance in luthrie has brought the HG back to a kind of cult prominence, and today as far as
any "peaks" are concerned if production, quality and desirability are the standard that measures such things we are in
an ascendance of the Harp Guitar 8).

Greg Miner, who I have had the pleasure of meeting is probably
the foremost expert on the instrument, he modestly calls himself the "Pope of the Harp Guitar",
and has a website that is nothing less than amazing, check out this video (he talks for a minute or so but wait for his playing, it is really good and not sappy like some HG stuff that you will find on the net.)



Also the website: http://www.minermusic.com/minermuseum.htm

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The renaissance in luthrie has brought the HG back to a kind of cult prominence, and today as far as
any "peaks" are concerned if production, quality and desirability are the standard that measures such things we are in
an ascendance of the Harp Guitar 8).
Indeed we are in a renaissance for lutherie. Even after one filters out the scores of poorly-made instruments made by "armchair luthiers" (as my mentor calls them), there is still a tremendous variety of high-quality and great-sounding stringed instruments out there. It's a really exciting time to be alive!
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Hi, all.

Sitarfixer,
Both nice instruments. I can't help asking how are the uppermost frets affixed on the one you built, so thank you in advance.

JRJ,
Thank you for showing me G. Miner + the museum.

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Hi,Yussef. The last 6 - 7 frets were screwed down on to the neck. I filed the fret ends flat, drilled a hole there and set in brass screws. Not the ideal situation but there it is !
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I was a teenage armchair luthier........
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Thats like saying "I was Rain Man" :|.

We know you just rub sticks 8)...

Or turn lead to gold :twisted:.

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