INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Hemen vs Hiren Roy


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Hemen vs Hiren Roy Mar 28, 2003 05:23 p.m.

Does anyone have any comments on the main differences between Hemen Sitars and Hiren Roys?

I hear the Hemen have bigger gourds?

Re:Hemen vs Hiren Roy Mar 30, 2003 07:12 p.m.

From what I have read, Hemen sitars tend to have a slightly thicker main gourd and neck compared to Hiren Roy sitars. Regarding sound quality, I'm not sure about the differences. I hear that Hiren Roy is the #1 maker in India. It sounds like both of these instrument makers are a couple of the top makers, along with Rikhi Ram.
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