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purchasing a saraswati veena...

Post by lotus » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:42 am

Hi All,
Since there is no saraswati veena section I will try posting here!
I am looking for a reputable source to purchase a one piece saraswati veena that is of high quality for daily playing. I see online ordering sites but am unsure if they are authentic and of good quality to ship to US. I appreciate any feedback.
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Post by povster » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:11 am

lotus wrote:Hi All,
Since there is no saraswati veena section I will try posting here!
Hi lotus. Actually there is - it is the CARNATIC SANGEET section.
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Post by OM GUY » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:54 pm

I just happened to find a saraswati veena at "SOUND WORLD INSTRUMENTS" out of Arizona. :P
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Post by Hamletsghost » Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:07 am

Coyootie had at least 1 or 2 at his site.
I would definately call Kalyan or Lars before buying from a site that specializes in RKS or Rosul instruments. Not that the vendor in question is not reputable BUT with an instrument like a Veena you REALLY need advice from someone who knows wherefore they speak.

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Re: purchasing a saraswati veena...

Post by OM GUY » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:42 am

:wink: The first person I'd call would indeed be Lars, provided he didn't have a one to two year wait on getting one.

RKS sitars? Doesn't the Ali Akbar school sell those too? :lol:
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Post by povster » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:58 am

OM GUY wrote::wink: The first person I'd call would indeed be Lars, provided he didn't have a one to two year wait on getting one.

RKS sitars? Doesn't the Ali Akbar school sell those too? :lol:
Yes, Om Guy, they do. The original poster said "specialize in RKS:". AACM does not. They have relationships with and sell sell Hiren (Barun), Hemen (interesting to see what happens now that he has passed), Rikki Ram, Paul & Co, etc etc etc. There are also some interesting used instruments. I know AACM like you know RainCity. Just jump in my car and in about 30 minutes I am there. Very good people and all musicans/students of ICM.

I like both AACM and RainCity. Never had problems with either. When I make recommendations I usually mention both. Only fair. But to denigrate a place like AACM doesn't look good.
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Re: purchasing a saraswati veena...

Post by aparna.hari » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:01 am

Hi,

I am looking to purchase Saraswati Veena for my learning and having a hard time to find providers in USA. I got quotes from vendors in India (including shipping) and also from some websites in USA and nothing is going below $1000. Ali Akbar College, Sitar Emporium etc did not carry one. Can anyone provide with some helpful suggestions about purchasing a Veena here or getting it shipped from India (or even having it as a checked in baggage ) ?

Thank you,
Best regards,
Aparna

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Post by cabaray » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:32 pm

I know that Andys Mucsic Chicago as a couple of saraswati veenas. Not sure of the make or quality but give them a call. http://www.andysmusicchicago.com/store.html

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