Red Sitar made by Hari Chand
This ravishing red sitar was made by dearest friend Hari Chand for my lovely wife Tine in 1995. The pictures were recently made by Luc De Gezelle.
The sitar is fully decorated with a discreet hidden om sign in the upper celluloid plate design. There are 12 taravs and 21 vanadium chrome plated pardas. All 3 jiwaris are made out of stagg horn and there is one extra cikari installed. Hari Chand has been working almost one month to complete this unique and beautiful sitar. It is one of the last sitars of this kind, 100% handmade by the master himself.
Yes, these “fittings” are only used for finetuning. They can be installed on almost every string and at almost every position…
They are very usefull on cikari’s at the strings end position.
Thank You for the reply.
Yes, I meant just that.
And you use those for finetuning? (or for separating the cikaris, i.e., put them out of kharaj’s way, for LH fingering?).
There are 2 fittings, possibly to accomodate the 4 cikaris, among the khunti: Would you care to provide textual explanation/pictorial details? – Thank You in advance.
Do you mean these fine tuners ??:
These are ordinary violin fine tuners. Very simple and easy to put, almost on every string. And above all they are very cheap. Should be available in almost every music store…
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Where can I get this kind of tuner? It does not seem to me to be something common in any musical instrument store, this piece reminds me a little of the micro tuner for violins but it is different how to fix it in the arm. If someone from this site can give me an indication where to buy thank you.
These are indeed common, simple and cheap violin tuners such as Wittner Violin Fine Adjuster Quick…
To be found in every violin shop, or you can order here:
That is, quite possibly, the most beautiful Sitar I have ever seen! Thanks for posting these pictures. I’m glad I found them!