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Old 01-13-2010, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, Would anybody happen to know where I could find a cheap, good Sitar? I've found a good one on ebay for about Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, would that be a good price or could I find better?
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the only time i've ever seen a sitar for sale was on kijiji and $450. they're not exactly common in north america so you're going to be limited to what's available. for 250 it would have been worth checking out, likely more of a decorative piece of furniture but probably still playable.

seriously though, consider the average prices of mass produced acoustic guitars, the bottom end is around $200. you think an uncommon and relatively unique instrument that isn't mass produced would normally sell for cheaper than that?
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the only time i've ever seen a sitar for sale was on kijiji and $450. they're not exactly common in north america so you're going to be limited to what's available. for 250 it would have been worth checking out, likely more of a decorative piece of furniture but probably still playable.

seriously though, consider the average prices of mass produced acoustic guitars, the bottom end is around $200. you think an uncommon and relatively unique instrument that isn't mass produced would normally sell for cheaper than that?

Probably not. Just hoping to get lucky I guess. Anyway, thanks I'll probably just buy the one I've found.
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Probably not. Just hoping to get lucky I guess. Anyway, thanks I'll probably just buy the one I've found.
no worries, i'd say you were already lucky by finding that offer in the first place hehe. i'd be curious to know more details about it if/when you pick it up though. a manufacturer's name maybe, what sort of strings it uses (steel or nylon), hardware (metal or wood) etc.
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I went back to check it out but the page was gone. I guess I'm going to have to keep looking. I'll post the details when I get my hands on one though.
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good luck. i'd keep an eye open on kijiji and craigslist as well as ebay along with any other local buy/sell/trade site like that. a want ad might be beneficial as well.
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