INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra

 

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Beenkarji
Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 14, 2003 10:34 p.m.


Well, looks like the US is going to have a new Hindustani musical instruments supplier this fall. My employer has given me the go-ahead to purchase one of every instrument that Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra makes. I imagine some of them will start arriving by fall, since they all will be shipped by air. I put all the pics on my website at :

http://www.geocities.com/khandarbani_dhrupad/photos.html

Of course Sitar Etc.... will be the primary sitar source, but I would like to offer a nice array of Miraj sitars, and other Hindustani stringed instruments. I am not going to sell tabla, because there is so many places where you can get them now, and I dont like repairing them, so if I dont sell them, then that leaves out the repair part...lol


Beenkar Ted Ceplina
Stephen
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 15, 2003 07:41 a.m.


Ted,
I really wish you wouldn't be giving out that website's link. I would like it to remain hidden so that no one else spots the surbahar that I want to hook up with. I'll get within a week of having the cash and some rich kid will come along, buy it on a whim and then not give it the attention that I would. I guess you can show the rest of the world the other instruments, however.
jan
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 15, 2003 09:55 a.m.


Really nice collection of instruments there Ted.
Looks like Stephen is getting a really nice instrument.
Im sorry to say that i am not the rich kid, but i am into detail and construction. Would it be possible to get some close up shots of the Surbahars tabli? It looks to me that it has a hole in the tabli where the tarabs sits. is thet correct?

Ted! Can you please post a close up of this from top and side view and any other angle you prefer?

Jan

Beenkarji
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 15, 2003 11:50 a.m.


Hi, I will see what I can do about surbahar pics. Dont worry about it selling, I actually may be changing that page to just an exhibit of Kanai Lal instruments. There is something so wonderfull to about Hindustani instruments, both sound, and looks.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
Jan
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 17, 2003 04:06 a.m.


Thank you Ted

im looking forward to seeing the Surbahar Tabli details somewhere in the future.

Just for the record, whats the price level of a Surbahar like that? I guess i have started to dream a little...

jan

Jeff
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 17, 2003 01:41 p.m.


Hi Beenkarji,
Yes, what is the price for the Surbahar? I'm certain I e-mailed you for the price but you never got back to me.

"Though, my enquiry is totally out of curiosity"

Beenkarji
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 17, 2003 06:50 p.m.


First of all, Jeff, you have never emailed me, otherwise I would have responded. Second of all I am not going to mention the price in public and especially on this forum because that is not the proper way to go about doing business. I will try to get tabli pictures, but basically the tarabs kind of sink into the body on the table, this is to really amplify them, and also to give the overall instrument a warmer sound.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
Jan
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 18, 2003 03:36 a.m.


Most interesting!

I get the point, a interesting approach to instrument construction (for what its worth coming from me). Is there a hole in the tabli to make this possible or just a groove? In the picture it looks like a hole, but perhaps its just a shadow?


"I am not going to mention the price in public and especially on this forum because that is not the proper way to go about doing business. "

My marketing skills are really not that limited, but i really don�t get this...
Perhaps its something in the written language i don�t get, since i am Norwegian and all : )

Jan

Billy
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 18, 2003 08:59 a.m.



Jan (Aug 18, 2003 03:36 a.m.):
"I am not going to mention the price in public and especially on this forum because that is not the proper way to go about doing business. "

My marketing skills are really not that limited, but i really don�t get this...
Perhaps its something in the written language i don�t get, since i am Norwegian and all : )



Jan,

I think this has nothing especially to do with marketing, and I believe your language skills are quite adequate. What is not appropriate is the seller discussing prices on a non-commercial forum such as this. Those discussions should be either private between seller and buyer, or posted on a seller website.


Namaste',
Billy Enigmar Godfrey
Jeff
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 18, 2003 07:04 p.m.


Sooorrrrryyy for asking!
Jeeze!!!!!
Ushav
Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 30, 2003 09:37 a.m.


Ted,

What is your return policy if one was to purchase a sitar and was not satisfied?

Ushav

Ushav
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 30, 2003 06:54 p.m.


Ted,

And what is your email address?

Ushav

Ushav
Re:Instruments by Bharatiya Tantuvadya Kendra Aug 30, 2003 07:11 p.m.


Ted,

And what is your email address?

Ushav

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