Where can i buy a hindustani slide guitar online?

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i live in ENGLAND and i want to buy a Hindustani Indian Slide guitar
does anyone know where i can order one on line
a reputable company with a good track record for shipping abroad???

many thanks
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I don't think there is such a thing.

That is not to say that it does not exist, but I think that the various adapted guitars played by Indian musicians are custom made.

The violin has been adopted into Indian music (very much so in the South) but the guitar has not.
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i live in ENGLAND and i want to buy a Hindustani Indian Slide guitar
does anyone know where i can order one on line
a reputable company with a good track record for shipping abroad???

many thanks
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Yeah, there is such a thing (hindustani and carnatic are pretty varied) Slide guitars are used extensively in background scores.

You should search for vendors mentioned here in Kolkata, Delhi &Mumbai forums.
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One old post came up with some references for instruments http://www.indiamike.com/india/books...india-t6275/2/ Once you click on this more choices will come on the right and in the bottom for you to peruse.

Ask especially in Kolkata/Calcutta as I have seen quite a few there.
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Indian or Hawaiian Electric Slide Guitar

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Originally Posted by tom baxter View Post hello
i live in ENGLAND and i want to buy a Hindustani Indian Slide guitar
does anyone know where i can order one on line
a reputable company with a good track record for shipping abroad???

many thanks
Tom.
Tom,
If you live in London, I can help you.
Drop me a line. Do provide your email address.

... Steadyfriend
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In another post, Tom says that he wants a hindustani 22 string slide guitar.

Tom: are you looking for a classical instrument? Can you give more detail, or a link?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I don't think there is such a thing.

That is not to say that it does not exist, but I think that the various adapted guitars played by Indian musicians are custom made.

The violin has been adopted into Indian music (very much so in the South) but the guitar has not.
One cannot have a take on India with Chennai alone as a reference (sorry to say). Also in your first line you have denied existence of such an instrument.

Also in the case of Hindustani-Carnatic the differences are such that when played together the music is termed as "fusion".
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I can take a view of carnatic music based on about fifteen years of listening to it and watching it. My experience of Hindustani music is considerably less, but far from none at all.

I didn't deny anything, I said that I didn't think such an instrument existed except customised. I have seen one, Mohan Bhat playing his modified guitar which he renamed veena.

When Hindustani and carnatic is played together it is usually termed "Jugalbandi". "Fusion" usually includes Western and non-classical elements.


Here we go... here's a company that makes them: Trideb International Guitar Company
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http://www.wordnik.com/words/jugalbandi Jugalbandhi here means when two instruments converse; both Carnatic-Carnatic (the meaning and the word is Hindustani though).

I would still term Hindustani-Carnatic as fusion due to entirely different styles.

Mohan Bhat is again Carnatic musician and the instrument he plays will certainly be different to these acoustic guitars.

In fact the sliding guitars I had in mind was rectangular with a stand so that the playing surface is facing up.

My point is that of the golden teaching of this forum which is-Whatever view one has of India; for sure the opposite will also be true.
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Mohan Bhat is a student of Ravi Shankar, and is a Hindustani musician.

You may call the duets what you like. I don't think the concert presenters know what they are sometimes, especially when they are trying to be modern; perhaps the musicians don't, either. I have seen two such performances recently, one was no jugalbandi (conversation) at all, but a combination of Hindustani vocal with the carnatic vocalist giving support, and Carnatic vocal, with the Hindustani vocalist giving support. The other was a most amazing performance by a carnatic flautist and a Hindustani sitar, that really deserved the title of conversation.

The rectangular instrument (mental pictures can deceive: of course, I have no idea if I successfully picked up yours) is a Western instrument, as is the idea of slide guitar. Google images will illustrate.

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My point is that of the golden teaching of this forum which is-Whatever view one has of India; for sure the opposite will also be true.
True, but if talking classical concerts, having attended dozens if not hundreds does give a certain confidence.
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I hope you travel for music listening too ; especially to other zones of India and not only Madras.After all the idea is to be a India Traveler.
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Mine is to be at home in India

Seriously, though, my major interest is in carnatic music, and that is the biggest single factor that keeps me in this city. There is other stuff on the list, though
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Seriously, though, my major interest is in carnatic music, and that is the biggest single factor that keeps me in this city. There is other stuff on the list, though
To each his own but then one has to sacrifice the majority of India
in doing so. I am Indian (originally Northern) staying in South so that puts me in good position to understand and follow both.
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Hindustani guitar

I do not think there is guitar by name Hindustani slide guitar. I saw many musicians handling a guitar in India. They all looked ordinary. There is no difference in local and international ones. Only the music notes vary as to who plays the guitar.
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I don't think so either. There are certainly some that do not look ordinary, but, as I said, their are guitar-based adaptations. Mohan Bhat doesn't even call his instrument a guitar: he calls it a veena.

There is at least one guitar player in carnatic music, but I haven't seen him. The mandolin has also been introduced, but the last time I saw Mandolin Srinavas, I felt that I might as well have been at a rock concert watching someone play electric guitar --- so I probably shan't bother again. I don't think any of these people use a slide, though.

For an instrument that does use a slide, there is the chitraveena. The currently leading player of this instrument is N Ravikiran.

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