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Nick Proctor

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Sorry to those who saw this when I posted so long ago !?!?!
In regards to this gorgeous EIGHT STRING beauty??? Have brought it out of its box to have a little play again. A wonderful sitar regardless.!!!
That little bridge just before the Taar Gahan?!?!?!

The nameplate says Hiren Roy but I've been told it's not. I think even a message FROM the Hiren Roy camp said it wasn't one of theirs !!! There should be NO PEG between GA Komal & GA Shuddha ???? HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (1).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (2).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (3).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (4).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (5).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (6).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (7).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (8).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (9).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (10).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (11).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (12).jpg  HIREN ROY 8 STRINGER (13).jpg 

So who DID make it then? Lovely sound too. It's been suggested it's some kind of experiment. You can see it has a slightly extended headstock so it's not an 'ordinary' body of 7 strings.

What do you all feel here, please?

Nick aka trippymonkey

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That block at the nut is odd.
They are usually just for the bass strings. 
This one has the block extension for all strings, including the Ma, moving all strings forward by half an inch.
I wonder if that was done to move the bridge back for some reason. 
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Now that I look closer, the Ma is not touching the extension. 
There is a second slot for the Ma that would be touching, but at the moment it is riding high on the nut, clearing the extension. 
Odd configuration. 
I don't quite understand why they did it that way. 

Check the neck for twisting. 
Maybe they raised the Ma to correct for the action changing from neck warping. 

Don't know who made it, but it doesn't look like a bad sitar. 
The nut looks thick and solid, pegs look pretty good, and the pinwork is clean and well done.
The tabli carving seems a little heavy handed, but generally OK. 



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Originally Posted by Nick Proctor
We must never forget Pt Nikhil Banerjee often played an 8 Stringer too.


But it didn't have an eighth wire on it.  
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There was a thread from Max about the NB 8 string. 
https://forum.chandrakantha.com/post/pandit-nikhil-banerjee-and-the-nonexistent-8th-string-9718741
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