Hemen Teak Sitar
decoration, monochrome penwork concert sitar from Hemen
Sen. Ravi Shankar ~ Kharaj Pancham design, made from
This sitar is a consignment which we were
most happy to take. It is 40+ years old and
apparently spent most of it's life in the closet.
You can tell definitely, there's minimal wear. It
was originally sold by Tony Karasek, you can see the
The current owner has a job requiring a lot
of dexterity and so has given up the sitar due to
This is vintage Hemen work when he was at
his best. Has a quarter-swan tabli just over 13
inches and flamed wood on the neck, both parts of
the neck appear to have been made from the same
piece also. The gulu is half decoration but the
penwork and pegs are full. It has all antler bridges and fitting
and a very flat fret setting. The jawari is open,
extremely resonant and as perfect of a Ravi Shankar
type sound as I've heard with a touch of nasal tone.
Great projection. The neck is Assam teak from the
look of it, the tabli would be Burma teak given the
grain. The top gourd was replaced by a Hiren Roy extra large gourd. Hiren Roy and Hemen
used the same craftsmen for carving and bodywork so
basically all original. Probably the best vintage
sitar I've seen given the light use. Comes with a
double tumba fiberglass case, case has a little wear
on it. Comes completely set up and I have enabled it
to meend 5 notes now also...Air shipped and carefully handled.
$2650 with fiberglass case
Pre-owned with fresh jawari, all pre-owned
instrument sales are final as per
terms of sale.
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