Hiren Roy & Sons Sitar **HELP** on this beautiful sitar

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matthery
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Hiren Roy & Sons Sitar **HELP** on this beautiful sitar

Post by matthery » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:13 pm

We have recently inherited this beautiful sitar from a beloved family member. However, neither of us has the time or musical skill to play it or even learn to play it although we would very much love to. We have therefore decided to try and find it a new home where someone can give it the appreciation and time that it deserves.

Can anyone assist us with any more information on it? How old it is, when it was made, what style is it - well, to be honest, any information is welcome really. Also what would one like this be sold for? It is truly an amazing instrument.

Any help welcome....

Check out this link to view the photos of the sitar.

http://hrandsonssitar.webs.com/

Thanks in advance

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Re: Hiren Roy & Sons Sitar **HELP** on this beautiful sitar

Post by nicneufeld » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:29 pm

I'm no expert but I recall an earlier thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9849

The badge design seems to perhaps place it in the 1980s, according to the thread above....hopefully some resident experts will chime in! It does look like a very nice instrument to my untutored eye!

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Re: Hiren Roy & Sons Sitar **HELP** on this beautiful sitar

Post by Lars » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:01 pm

That's a 1/2 decoration, probably from the 80's. Here's the 'modern' version: http://raincitymusic.com/hirenroy3.htm
It's hard to tell from the pictures but looks like a string or two missing/wrong place, it's most likely Kharaj Pancham ~ Ravi Shankar style unless it's a different bridge that was put on later. What its worth depends on if it's playable, if there's a top gourd with it (not in the pictures), type of case, etc. Roughly $800 to $1200 would be my rough guess. But properly fit with older wood should sound quite nice. If you're near Seattle bring it over and I can get it singing for you 8), if not then I'd say find someone that can get it up to par if you can.

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Re: Hiren Roy & Sons Sitar **HELP** on this beautiful sitar

Post by matthery » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:37 pm

Thanks guys!

It does have a few strings missing but there are replacement ones in the case. We live in England otherwise we would have popped over to get her singing, we came on here as you guys seem to have all the knowledge about on these beauties. Our sister used to play her every other day and made a point of doing so, so we believe she is playable. She looks so amazing.

Sorry about the lack of knowledge and asking questions that have probably already been asked :)

Thanks for replying

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Re: Hiren Roy & Sons Sitar **HELP** on this beautiful sitar

Post by Lars » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:00 am

I'm sure you'll find someone in the UK that would be interested, harder to find decent instruments there. 'Trippy Monkey' is a member on these forums and perhaps if he's close by can maybe help you out as he lives in England. Good luck with it....

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Re: Hiren Roy & Sons Sitar **HELP** on this beautiful sitar

Post by trippy monkey » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:19 am

Thanks for the mention Lars.
I AM indeed in the UK. I'll pm you my mobile number so givvus a call when you're ready, pref early evening.

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