Stormcase for SAS & SBS sitars
After a long time looking around I found a very suitable case for the SAS & SBS sitars. The “StormCase™ “, model iM3300. This is a professional safe and secure, lightweight (8,6 kg) but very tough and rugged fiber case. It is dent-resistant, shatter-resistant, virtually unbreakable and also watertight and airtight… and it has rubber handles and wheels!! It is originally made for transport of arms and riffles, but I am a little proud to be able to give at least three of them a more peaceful and non-violent destination.
With this stormcase the project of making these 3 new style sitars came to an end. I compiled some info about these instruments on a new page under “projects”. You can also download the new style sitars pdf brochure.
If you want, I can make a sitar with 13 taravs. The main reason to fit only 12 is a lack of place. It is rather a constructive origin. I want to maintain an elegant balance between functionality and design. If I add one more, then some parts will be coming very close to each other. The final weight also plays a role. This kind of machine heads rather weigh heavily…
Thank You for these nice pix!
Just 1 question:(since these sitars have 24 frets) why not 13 (1 8va, S to S’) tarbs?