INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: Lefty sitars from not-the-best-makers


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Lefty sitars from not-the-best-makers Dec 15, 2003 06:22 a.m.

Hi everyone

Opinions needed on left-handed sitars.
Bina, Haribhau Vishwanath, RKS?

I wouldn't call myself a beginner, but I'm not Imrat Khan either. Bina say they make all the models lefty including the No.5 which on the site looks like a Vilayat khan style, which i like, also the Bina Artist, and surbahar.

Anybody know much about lefty sitars?
Lars and Beenkarji i'm looking in your directions.


Re:first attempt at jawari Dec 08, 2003 01:20 p.m.

Ya, that would be hard to play. I've never played fretless sitars

tarsi (Dec 08, 2003 08:26 a.m.):
Height depends - on my Vk it is one and a half P , on the old teak one point one P
(1 P (unhammered pinky) = 1,5 standard kunti height). More P is harder to play, but gives better MC (meend control). But it depends on the DJ (djowari, measured in kuntis per minute).

OT: Sometimes P is much higher, as in this ebay thingy:
Imagine somebody really buying this as a sitar and trying to play it htat way:-)

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