Modified SAROD (designed by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji)

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sitarapps
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Modified SAROD (designed by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji)

Post by sitarapps » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:18 pm

Dear Sarod lovers n players ...

Let me show you a new modified Sarod which is made by Mr. Altab Mehabub Sitarmaker of "Saraswati Tantuvadya Kendra" ...

This amazing experiment and development imagined by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji from Pune ...!

The front upper is of wooden instead of leather skin, strings - 4 main, 1 extra, this has javari bridge as well as taraf bridge.

Let me have your opnion about this new instrument ...!

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Re: Modified SAROD (designed by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji)

Post by coyootie » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:38 pm

interesting and a pretty piece, but what's the difference from a sursringar besides tarafs?
Sursringar is played less passionately than sarod.Is this played with a regular sarod jaba?
would love to hear a sound sample!!!

sitarapps
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Re: Modified SAROD (designed by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji)

Post by sitarapps » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:18 am

Hello ..

Take a look sound of this instrument ...

Ohhh ... here mp4 video file is not allowed for attachment, can u give me ur e-mail ID so I will send the video clip ...

Thanks & regards to coyootie

sitarapps
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Re: Modified SAROD (designed by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji)

Post by sitarapps » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:35 am

OR you can watch the sound clip here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSgzVGSMtnA

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Re: Modified SAROD (designed by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji)

Post by tablatime » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:30 pm

good looking and sounding. except for the large hole in the center it is not much different than my mohan veena, an invention of my guruji radhika mohan maitra more than 50 years ago. i do wonder why there is an allauddin type extra bridge attached. actually these instruments are mini sursringars. i am happy to see intellegent inovations. sincerely, michael robbins

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Re: Modified SAROD (designed by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji)

Post by Three5Seven » Sun May 04, 2014 12:18 am

coyoote- sursringar is quite a bit larger than a sarod and tuned lower... some very old sursringars have a goatskin tabli, so it's really the size/pitch difference that makes the distinction. :)

(and watch some videos of Joydeep Ghosh play sursringar... can be played with all the passion of a sarod!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMFiddxuVGQ

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Re: Modified SAROD (designed by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji)

Post by aparajit » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:57 am

This has already been designed by Pt. Radhika Mohan Moitra ages ago.

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Re: Modified SAROD (designed by Pandit Shekhar Borkar ji)

Post by yussef ali k » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:19 pm

Hi, all.

Very exquisite small scaled sursrngar(?) !: I'd also love to see that in a natural-wood finish!

Q: Are those (somewhat guitaresque) a circular soundhole and output jack?

Yes, James S. Hamilton's book (Sitar Music in Calcutta) details that RMMaitra design alongside 2 others but offers no images. Yes, the (original) MohanVina.

Thank you
Have fun,
Y.

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