Add an electric Sitar to your collection!
The Sitar is an ancient Indian instrument with history dating back over 600 years. Originally, a sitar was made out of a hollowed out pumpkin for the body and a gourd for the top of the neck.
The electric Sitar allows a guitarist to add the familiar whirring sounds of the traditional sitars to their music
These great sounds are produced thanks to the instruments unique Gotoh Buzz Bridge, 3 lipstick pickups, 13 sympathetic strings, and hollow body construction
Playing the electric sitar is basically the same as palying a guitar with a few variations in the stlye of play
The 13 sympathetic strings are played with the main guitar strings; the sympathetic strings are for resonated sounds
The 13 sympathetic strings are all .010 guage and are tuned to a chromatic scale. The longest and lowest string is tuned to E and it is the same pitch as the high E string on the guitar neck fretted at the 12th fret. All other strings are tuned in 1/2 step intervals.
There are many other ways to tune the sympathetic strings. Feel free to experiment and try different scales.
Each pickup features it own volume and tone control allowing for a wide range of expressive control
String height and intoation can be adjusted with the Buzz Bridge
Mesornite hollow body
Bolt on maple neck
Rosewood fretboard with 21 frets and Graphite Nut
1-ply plexiglass pickguard
Black/Red painted, cracking finish
Metal fingerpicks are commonly used or the guitarist can use a regular pick or his or her own fingernails
Overall length, including the strap button: 40
Scale length: 25 1/2"
Width at the widest point: 14 1/2"
Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8"
Body thickness at edge: 1 3/4"
String guages for this electric sitar are: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046. (Although .009-.046 will also work)
Weight: only 8 pounds!
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