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I still am in a position where I need to sell my cherished veena. It's a Kanailal made in 1975. Despite having the appearance of being a Dagarbani veena, it is actually made to be played over the shoulder. I have it strung up to be played in low Eb much like many old recordings. I did this because I find the tone is more sweet and it suits my vocal range better. I am asking $6,000 for this gem, not sure if I can ship internationally due to it's large size and the inherent difficulties of getting crates made for shipping. In my opinion this is one of the finest Kanailal veena I have seen and heard for that matter, that's the reason I bought it in the first place. The sustain is remarkable and the kharaj just growls. The geometry of the dhand is very comfortable, it has the standard scale for a Kanailal, a slightly smaller dhand diameter, but wide frets like on a Dagarvani veena. To me this represents the ultimate veena as it's truly the best of both worlds.
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