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Sarat Sardar & Sons Complete Main Tumba Replacement

When sitarist and luthier Lester Silver acquired this instrument, it was in two pieces and had no main gourd.

The dand, gullu, and tabli were largely in tact, as shown below.

To bring it back to life, Lester decided to add a brand new tumba from among several he ordered from India.

He used hardboard templates to fit the gourd to the existing tabli and gullu shapes. A beautiful gourd.