KARACHI: Aamir Zaki’s sudden demise on June 2, 2017 shook the Pakistani music trade to the core. Colleagues weren’t ready for the unhappy passing of such a commemorated determine at such a younger age however then that’s how life is. Since his demise, now and again previous pals and acquaintances come ahead with unheard tales and anecdotes that solely inform us what a gem of an individual Zaki was.
On Friday, Aaroh’s founding guitarist Nabeel Nihal Chishty shared a Fb submit during which he recalled a candy interplay with the guitar virtuoso.
Chishty shared an image of his ‘previous buddy’, a guitar which he likes to name ‘Na kaho chin chin dude.’
“Right here is the image of one among my previous buddy after getting revamped with new tuning keys and acoustic pick-ups. He’s from China and I name him the ‘Na Kaho Chin Chin’ dude,” he wrote within the submit.
Because the title suggests it was the identical guitar on which Chishty says he performed the Aaroh traditional Na Kaho. “Lots of people ask me which acoustic guitar I performed in Na Kaho so right here it’s. Lastly, posting it,” he stated.
The guitarist went on to say, “All of the acoustics you hear in Na Kaho and different songs like Sawaal, Aag Ki Tarah have been all performed on the identical guitar.”
Nevertheless, this isn’t the place the story of this unimaginable guitar ends for Chishty, it begins right here. The guitar can also be pricey to him as a result of it was crafted by Zaki himself.
“Again in 2003, one among my dearest pals Aamir Zaki began constructing his guitar product-line. He referred to as me someday when he heard Jalan and informed me he beloved the track, my guitar work and he has one thing for me,” stated Chishty.
Recalling how he was searching for an acoustic guitar again within the day, he stated he had informed Zaki that he was searching for a great acoustic guitar which was exhausting to seek out.
“Once I went there, he introduced me with this acoustic, informed me to play and examine the sound. He had put in some new pickup in it, altered its motion and wished to launch it as his acoustic model,” the submit learn.
The primary chord that Chishti performed on that guitar was the one he determined to make use of in the composition of Na Kaho.
“I requested Zaki how a lot was it for? And guess the value he requested: Rs 12000 which in at the moment’s foreign money is like $75,” he stated, mentioning the value of the guitar.
Chishty ended his observe with a message for followers saying that the instrument issues extra than the value tag it has.