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chris thill

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Sold $299, just because some strings are missing, and a chikari post is broken, and a crack in the gourd was repaired? A good bargain, perhaps?

http://cgi.ebay.fr/VINTAGE-SITAR-INDIA-INSTRUMENT-HARDCASE-/380299414625?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588b9c8c61
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The case may be from Rikhi Ram, but I am pretty sure that sitar in NOT a Rikhi Ram. Maybe I am wrong, but I don't think so.
But then again, what do I know.

It looks to my untrained eye, to be an old but very basic low end sitar.
That toomba has certainly seen better days.
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if I had a spare 300$ I would buy it for the box.
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chris thill

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Another case of "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is", then... ?
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It could have been sold by the Rikhi Ram shop back in the day to a tourist.
It is just probably not a "Rikhi Ram".

This student sitar from Tony K's web museum has some similarities.
Although this one seems a little bit nicer than the one on ebay.
Maybe it was just better cared for.
http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.cfm?ID=IMG0189


Check out the Rikhi Ram sitars in Tony's web museum.
They are all very different, but they all have something cool about them.
Some are really stunning.

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.CFM?ID=IMG0110

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.CFM?ID=IMG0130

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.CFM?ID=IMG0071

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.CFM?ID=IMG0073

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.CFM?ID=IMG0077

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.CFM?ID=IMG0096

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.CFM?ID=IMG0119

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.CFM?ID=IMG0121

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.cfm?ID=IMG0165

http://karaseksound.com/ShowBigPic.CFM?ID=IMG0180
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I would think most who've seen it have decided it's NOT an RR of any sort & so haven't bid.
Had the little decal been on the SITAR???? Then that's another matter. The buyer is either ignorant or is 'trying it on' as we say.
It's not unattractive but there's something about it as not being from the RR stable.
Can any of us ask Sanjay or Ajay about it? I'll be in Delhi on 11th Jan so I might just pop in the shops there.

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This sitar was obviously NOT made by Rikhi Ram's shop. I sent a message to the seller during the auction and asked just how this sitar is determined to be made by Rikhi Ram. Seller writes back saying he's not knowledgable regarding sitars. The case has a 'Rikhi Ram' label in it and assumed the sitar would belong with the case and maker. Agreed, the case alone would almost be work the going price to a collector. There's a P & Brothers sitar on eBay right now for $500. Light carving, swirly pegs, looks good, especially at that price.
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How many times have we all seen sitar sellers on Ebay say. I'm not knowledgeable- I don't really know about- I can't tell you anything about this sitar as it came from... blah di blah????

They certainly know what to bloody well charge for all their ignorance!!! :roll: :x

I won't be on the computers now for a few 'working' days so I'll say
Merry Xmas & A Happy New Year now!!!!!

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Nope, no way is this a RR.

Nick, same best wishes to you and everybody here !

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The description says most od what the buyer needs to know...the picture fills in any doubts, for me--least ways anyhow...


"HERE IS A VINTAGE SITAR INDIAN INSTRUMENT WITH HARD CASE SOLD AT A FRACTION OF THE PRICE BECAUSE IT IS MISSING SOME STRINGS AND IVORY TYPE PIECES BROKEN OR MISSING AND HAS LARGE CRACKS THAT HAVE BEEN REPAIRED ON THE BOWL."-- Always beware of words like "vintage" --"rare"--- etc. Everything on ebay is "rare--- vintage" stuff, hahaha...


"IT'S SOLD AS IS WITH NO RETURN." --- of course....here's my junk, I don't want it back no way, no how...you've got it now, sucker!!"

"IT HAS AN UNUSUAL SOUND TO IT. " ....I'll bet it does!!

"SIGNED ON CASE: Rikhi Ram Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co. B,A. Measures about 48" long and 12" inches wide SHIPPED IN THE ORIGINAL HEAVY WOOD CASE NO BOX. "

This sitar looks as bad as the ad....cheap, bland.. homely and lonely. Sad ...

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