This modification I made to Mark B’s Travel sitar because he was unable to play the jora tar comfortably. The steel wire jora tar, although open correctly tuned, sounded too high while playing a note on the pardas.
I added a fibre intonation block to the jora tar, just as I did with my own made SAS and SBS sitars. Now he can play the jora tar up to the middle note Sa without any problem and accurately without meend.
I ‘ve made some simple and interesting technical modifications to Frederic T’s new travel sitar. He has bought it last year in New Delhi.
1) I have installed Schaller™ M6 mini machine heads. These run so much more smooth and accurate then the rather cheap and crappy original machines.
2) Also mounted a Kent Armstrong Slimbucker™ Jazz guitar pickup which brings it very close to the sound of a full scale Jazz Sitar.
Yesterday I took an exciting decision: drill soundholes, or not …??
Meanwhile there are even some pardas mounted. Continue reading →
Here’s the renewed fretless fingerboard.
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Some time ago Nik G. asked me to modify this Simon & Patrick guitar into a sarod…
but first a little damage had to be repaired… Continue reading →
I created a new blog/website about the making of a solid body sitar.
Start the discovery by clicking on the picture…