Day 23 & 24 : Worked 2 days to make the joints fit perfectly. A very precise job.
Talking about a joint here means the connection between two different wooden parts of the instrument: the neck and the body. It is a very important item covering strenght and stability. The body is tilted 4° backwards and 2° downwards according to the neck’s axis. This doesn’t make it more easy.
The flower sitar in the hands of its proudly owner, Thierry.
The sitar is ready but it’s not really sufficiently solid to actually play it. Too bad…
Here is the translation of “how to make mizrab” section taken from an old “teach yourself sitar” manual.
Or, try this alternative animated demonstration .
This 40 years old Bina Musicals sitar came in for repair.
I added a basic sitar tuning chart to the maintenance page…
I hope it helps some motivated beginners to start the journey.