Welcome to The Perfect Third Home Page.  Brian Godden is retiring and is now in the process of moving The perfect Third base of operations to The San Francisco Bay Area in the USA and closing down a lot of our activities and our studios in Drake NSW. The Stock of instruments and parts here in Australia are to be sold at discounted prices as of Sept 2016. These  will include all Indian classical instruments, Sarods, Tambouras, Sitars, Guitars, basses, parts and accessories.  All reasonable offers will be considered.
We manufacture Sympathetic Fretted and Indian Slide Style Guitars, and G-Harp Jawari Bass.
Hear and see our Removable Sympathetic String Attachment for Acoustic Guitars.  
 or www.goddenmusic.com - Youtube video
To purchase instruments or pay for parts, Call (02) 6737-6884.  We accept PayPal or direct bank deposits. No checks or credit cards.  All instruments and parts prices are in American Dollars

The  Vintage Professional Quality  Musical Instruments below are for sale only in Australia


G-Harp Jawari Bass - 
Fender Bass with  Sympathetic Rail

Sympathetic Harp Guitar attachment

MP3 sound sample:    
 MOM sound sample  
Sympathetic Harp Tuning

all Sarods 30% off listed prices



used Instruments

all 30% off listed prices


all Sitars 30% off listed prices

 Miraj Surbuhar
Made in the 50's 
30% Off

200 year old German 4/4 Bass,


all Tambouras 30% off listed prices

National 1948 Ser: V9828 
Model: N150.
 Body  is a Gibson L7 made in the Gibson factory Kalamazoo Michigan, Flame maple back & sides, German spruce face. Neck  fitted in National factory in Chicago

Tamboura before and after repair

Indian Harmonium Repairs

Perfect Third Studios

About Us

Repairs, Parts, Studios, & Classes
All instruments and parts prices are in American Dollars

Parts and Accessories  30% off
We sell hard to find parts for Sarod, Sitar, Harmonium, Tamboura, Esraj, Dilruba, Vina, and more.
Indian musical instrument pegs
Sitar Frets,
 Sarod Jaba.
Harmonium Reed Sets, 
Tabla Hammers, 

Sitar Beads, Swans, Bridges
Carved bone swans and beads

Cryogenic Strings    Strings & Parts Price List
We sell steel and bronze Cryowire  for world music instruments:
Gauges for high carbon spring steel: .178mm (.007") to .559mm (.022") 
Gauges for phosphor bronze and some gauges of spring temper  brass: .254mm (.010") to .1.245mm (.050") 
Double wound bass strings for Surburhar and Tamboura.

Read about the
 Cryogenic process.
We treat all our strings cryogenically to improve sustain, clarity, and durability.

Electric Jawari Bridges 
 Sitar, Sarod, Tamboura, etc.

We make and sell sets of  Godden electric stereo or mono Jawari bridges for Indian Instruments. They produce studio quality sound. They require a skilled jawari expert to install them.
Visit the websites the USA:  www.goddenmusic.com
or www.sympatheticharp.com
 In Australia email: per3rd@perfectthird.com 

World Instrument Maintenance & Repair
Guitar, Bass, Violin, Cello,  Bass.
We specialize in Indian musical instrument repairs: Sitar, Harmonium, Sarod, Sarangi, Esraj, Tamboura. 
We manufacture products which include: Sympathetic Harp attachments for all types of acoustic guitar and electric bass.
We offer free access to files from our Repair Archives for stringing  and tuning Indian musical instruments. 

Tabla and Pakhawaj Repairs

Music Classes
At our  Drake studios we offer vocal and instrumental music classes. We teach: Sitar, Sarod, Tabla, Tala, Vocal, Indian Ensemble, Guitar, Bass, Cello, Violin, Mandolin, Ukulele, composition, and performance. Beginners to professional.


22 Shrutis     See the PHI page  PHI   for Youtube videos about sound
Our vocal  classes are for those who are interested in learning how to accurately tune and sing the 22 Shrutis of the pure tuning octave.
We Teach beginners to advanced how to sing the Ten Thats of Indian Classical, which use the 22 Shrutis of the pure tuning octave.  We teach how to understand theEqual Temperament 12 note octave from which all our modern forms of western music have evolved. We Teach Tala - the study of advanced rhythm, which begins with an understanding of  the fundamental laws of vibration.

Kalyan Godden is head of the Ali Akbar College Of Music  and Musicians Mall Repair Departments. 
Kalyan's Email:
  kalyangodden@hotmail.com or www.goddenmusic.com 
For Sympathetic Harp information in the USA and Perfect Third sales, contact Amber Godden: ambergodden@yahoo.com or guitar@sympatheticharp.com

  Email Perfect Third Studios 

P.O. Box 87
Tabulam, NSW 
Australia 2469

  (02) 6737 6884