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Hiren Roy #1 Sitar (1970s)

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Hiren Roy #1 Sitar (1970s)

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This is a classic #1 professional sitar made by Hiren Roy himself in the 1970s. Hiren Roy passed in 1992, leaving his son Himangshu to run the shop. Himangshu passed in 1997 and Hiren's youngest son Barun took over. All three were outstanding craftsmen. Sadly, with Barun's retirement, the Hiren shop is now closed and instruments from all of them have become increasingly sought after. 

This sitar was originally commissioned by the Ali Akbar College of music and is an excellent example of Hiren Roy's work. Dating from the 1970s, this sitar is in excellent condition. It does have one taraf (sympathetic) peg that was replaced some time ago with a non-inlaid peg, but otherwise is in original condition. It has wonderful tone and sustain combined with a smooth action. It sports the classic "Hiren Roy and Sons" badge that predates the gold lettering badge. The finish is beautiful and the instrument is incredibly solid. The large upper tumba is made of a gourd and is very light in weight. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a classic Hiren #1 sitar from the late 1970s. 

Please note this consignment item comes with the original Rexan case which has definitely seen some wear but is usable. Please inquire about options for a fiberglass case.

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