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bulerias1981
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[*] posted on 10-24-2010 at 05:42 PM
Custom made Rishas for sale


Hello all,

I am selling some custom made cow horn rishas. I have one tortoise shell which you can see 6th from the left on the top row. The rows from the left on top are named accordingly..
Jumbo, Standard medium, Tapered, Slim small,
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Standard small, Medium.

Different rishas work well with different ouds. For example, on the far right at the top "Slim small" rishas are amazing on ouds tuned low or have darker tones. People with large hands tend to enjoy the Jumbo sized rishas, and they work very well with rishas having very bright or powerful tone, such as floating Iraqi ouds.

You can choose a specific risha you see here, or I can make a custom one for you, with custom dimensions (lengths, widths and/or thicknesses)

*Thickness* Measurements vary from risha to risha. But I can tell you that a good average thickness is .70mm. Some can be .55mm, some .60mm, .65mm. And I have even had a request to make one at .93mm, which is very thick.

Please note each risha has its own price based on the quality of the risha itself. These are of cow horn, and I discard blanks in which crack easily.

If you want other services performed on the rishas, such as silk smooth polishing, or even a coat of polyurethane, I can also do this at an extra charge. Please PM me for details. Thank you!

I've made rishas in the past for many individuals, including my teacher in Lebanon, Charbel Rouhana, and Najib Shaheen in NY. With the diversity of rishas I keep on hand, I'm sure we can find the right one(s) for you.

If you are in NY you may visit me at my home or in NYC if you'd like to try them out, or I can ship them to you via mail for free (if you live in US. Outside of US pays for shipping) I accept payments via paypal.


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[*] posted on 10-25-2010 at 08:14 AM


I already saw these risha-s somewhere ;)

I'm intersting by the one in turtle shell!

Quote: Originally posted by bulerias1981  
These are of cow horn, and I discard blanks in which crack easily.


Yes this is really important to me because I'm always riped off via the Internet... But would you like to incorporate a centimeter in the photo?

Best regards,

David Brocard

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[*] posted on 10-25-2010 at 08:41 AM


I didn't take a photo yet with a ruler, but this is rough idea about the size (the penny as a reference)

A lot of these risha I have sold already, so only use this as a reference.

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[*] posted on 10-25-2010 at 10:48 AM


how much for the tortoise risha incliding shipping to Montréal, Québec (Canada)?
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[*] posted on 10-25-2010 at 01:06 PM


Gentlemen,

Buying anything made of "tortoise shell" can be quite complicated. You will find multiple references to this with a quick online search. For example: http://pickcollecting.presspublisher.us/issue/summer-2010/article/t...





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[*] posted on 10-25-2010 at 01:47 PM


where do u live in the city?



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[*] posted on 10-25-2010 at 03:41 PM


I don't live in the city. I live one hour north of NYC, in Beacon, NY. However every wednesday I come down for New York Arabic Orchestra rehersal from 6:30-9:30 on the upper west side.
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[*] posted on 10-27-2010 at 07:38 PM


o wow awesome. please send me your phone number in a u2u. i work in staten island, mabye i can come by next wed or the wed after
p.s can i attend the rehersal???




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[*] posted on 10-28-2010 at 03:44 AM


Hey there,
I would love to have one of your medium sized risha.

I am in Ottawa Canada. Can you drop me a mail with the paypal info and the prices.

Thanks Samir.




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[*] posted on 10-28-2010 at 08:34 PM


I just got mines, they are amazing. And they are just perfect, just like I asked. I cant stop playinnnnnn.

thanks for posting it here on the forums.

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[*] posted on 10-30-2010 at 07:19 PM


Hi,

I live in Toronto, Canada and am interested to purchase a variety of sizes and thicknesses.
Can you drop me a line with prices?
Thanks
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[*] posted on 10-31-2010 at 05:19 PM


Likewise, I'm interested in your rishas.
Please U2U me with prices and what is available.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2010 at 06:14 PM


I got mine too ! Im impressed first of all how quick i received the rishas and of course with the quality of them..im very satisfied :) highly recommended..

Thanks John one more time

Nikos Rondelis
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[*] posted on 11-2-2010 at 10:59 AM
hand made risha


Hi I'm in the UK and it seems almost impossible to get decent risha here. How much are yours and can you send to the UK? You can email me on davidchatterley@btinternet.com thanks david
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[*] posted on 11-2-2010 at 11:11 AM


I ask the same question as Davidc! My email is m_nasralla@ntlworld.com
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[*] posted on 11-2-2010 at 09:15 PM


This is my latest stock. A few of them might be accounted for. If you are interested in a particular one, please tell me the number counting from the left. Email me at bulerias81@gmail.com and refrain from U2U, my box gets full fast and its hard to get things done.
Prices vary based on the quality of the material itself. They range from $8, $10, $12, to $15 or $17 for the best with polishing.
Customizing available.
Thank you very much!



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[*] posted on 11-9-2010 at 07:50 PM


Just got them! Absolutely fantastic!!!!




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[*] posted on 11-10-2010 at 09:57 PM


Thanks to all who have purchased my rishas and made nice feedback here on the forum.
My work continues, I received a bunch of blanks and have recently completed them. Here they are..







Please reply to me at bulerias81@gmail.com if interested. Thanks.
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[*] posted on 11-11-2010 at 05:31 AM


I just got mine yesterday.

they are fabulous! I cant believe I have been playing with anything else my whole life.




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[*] posted on 11-12-2010 at 04:00 AM


John, here it is my feeling about your risha-s, I use a Sukar oud (mod.8) with Daniel Mari strings.

1-> The best one, perfect overall sizes, perfect flexibility, perfect timbre, just one unusual thing for me: The friction on wound strings which is really noisy, but it can be seen as a plus like the noise made by fingers on wound strings...

2-> This one is a bit small and too flexible for me, it hits the pickguard and I'm not so found of that.

3-> Thanks for the bonus! Maybe I don't know how to handle it because it's really difficult to keep it in my hand while I'm playing.

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[*] posted on 11-12-2010 at 04:02 AM


John, thanks for this new one! The shape on the right is really interesting to mitigate attacks, it gives a more uniform playing.
PS. you've found a way to memorize risha-s recipients ;)

For readers of Mike's oud -> John has mixed up the Risha-s and sent me a free equivalent model shortly after, really pro:bowdown:
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[*] posted on 11-12-2010 at 04:10 AM


I can see many different shapes on the latest, this is really interesting to try them and I encourage people to do so.
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[*] posted on 11-23-2010 at 06:24 PM


Saz and buzuq style picks also available!
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[*] posted on 11-24-2010 at 01:37 AM


I ordered 4 rishas for my oud recently. Rishas arrived from USA to Greece within 6 days only!

Good quality

the only problem is that since I live on another continent I cannot choose and play rishas before I buy them

But If you tell your specific preferences and your style of playing John can choose wisely !

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[*] posted on 11-25-2010 at 05:54 AM


i also purchased two rishas last month- a very pliable thin one for playing the tambura (similar to saz) and one for the ud - nice feel - i hope to be able to stop by and select others personally...thx again!
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