I met a man from India in Greenwitch Village and he told me all about his sitar he always carried it with him, it never left his side....anyway to make a long story short he had no family or anywhere to stay so he crashed at my place for less then a week he played his sitar all the time while me and other friends played guitar and drums and what ever other instruments where laying around....he was so thankful that I let him stay there and eat even though he had no money or anything to give me in exchange...I told him not to worry about it and it seemed to trouble him...then one day I woke up pretty early in the morning and he was gone just as quickly as he had arrived....I didnt realize he was gone at first because his sitar was still there and he never left it anywhere it was always with him....but all of his other things were gone and i had a feeling he was gone and he was....he left behind to me a pretty old sitar he said he was givin by a close friend that made sitars it doesnt have any name or anything really between the 2 briges at the top and there are not really any decorations deside the birds that have small wholes in them or the top of the bottom tumba....But this sitar sounds so incredible the sypathectic strings sound like a waterfall or something it really is remarkable .....anyway i know the sitar took 2 years to actually make it was made between 1966 and 1968 the sitar itself is so light its amazing...So the main point of all this beside a nice story is that i would like to know how i can possibly find out who made this sitar and what are the pros and cons of having an older sitar.... learning to pay has been great i amaze myself everyday ...
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Jan 12, 2004 05:14 p.m.
Sounds like you are in Manhattan. If so, come by my shop at 67 East 4th Street. If I can't identify it, Prasanna Kumar who does our jawari and repairs will be be able to identify the maker. We're closed Sun. and Mon. Hours are 1:00-8:00 Cheers!