INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Sitar Building Plans

 

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MtUmut
Sitar Building Plans Aug 13, 2003 03:57 p.m.


Where can I find sitar construction plans and related books from ?

Best wishes ,

Umut

Jeff
Re:Sitar Building Plans Aug 13, 2003 09:56 p.m.


American Luthier magazine had a very good article on sitar building a few years back. Cant remember what issue number and it didnt offer any plans but a very good article non the less.
I've searched for sitar plans in the past but had no luck at finding anything.
Jeff
Re:Sitar Building Plans Aug 13, 2003 10:02 p.m.


Oh yes, you can also try the MIMFORUM (Musical instrument makers forum) those guys there may be able to help you.
If you need the link e-mail me and I'll send it to you.

strdap@webtv.net

Beenkarji
Re:Sitar Building Plans Aug 13, 2003 11:47 p.m.


What kind of information are you looking for, I built my own mayuri, I may be able to help. What you need to do is get a "Shitar" and strip it apart and use that as a pattern. Materials are easy to find here with the acception of tumba, I grow them, but for stock on my own instruments, however if contact a maker in Miraj, they can help you out.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
Russ
Re:Sitar Building Plans Aug 14, 2003 11:20 a.m.


I've seen this question many times, but I think the best answer is indeed to "reverse-engineer" one of those "shitars". You can find them on Ebay for well under $100 to use as a pattern!
I have grown gourds before. It is a long, painstaking process and only one out of maybe 100 is suitable for working into a resonating body. But at least nature does the hard work! You just provide the dirt, water, etc.
kdakan
Re:Sitar Building Plans Aug 15, 2003 01:26 p.m.



MtUmut (Aug 13, 2003 03:57 p.m.):
Where can I find sitar construction plans and related books from ?

Best wishes ,

Umut


sitars are sold at grandbazaar@istanbul

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