Electric Sitar - Red

SKU: # 397025   |   Model: # D-LSITAR-RC   |    Product Reviews2 Reviews  Write a Review

Electric Sitar - Red

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Electric Sitar - Red
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Reissue of the famous Danelectro big Sitar of the 1960's.

Coral Sitar shape
Full-hollow body construction
Composite/plywood construction
Scale length: 24.75"
Fretboard radius: 14"
Neck Shape: C
Nut: 1.69" Graphite
Neck Joint: Bolt-on
Neck Wood: Maple with double acting trussrod
Fretboard: Pau Ferro
Number of frets: 21
Gotoh Sitar bridge
Tuner: 6 on a side
Hardware: Chrome
3 single Lipstick bridge, neck, and mini-harp pickup
Volume and Tone control for each pickup

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So, so good. 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Victoria, British Columbia
I've wanted one of these as long as I can remember, so when I found they were reissued [again] I jumped at the chance. I wasn't at all sure what I would be getting, but I know the Danelectro reissues I've played have been excellent. Worth taking a chance.\n\nI'm very happy with it. Build quality is exceptionally good. It looks fabulous, the crackle finish outrageous and fun. The guitar is resonates well so the sympathetic strings shimmer nicely. It's extremely good within the first 14 frets, especially the top three strings, and it can do all the songs you'd expect with ease.\n\nIt plays really well right out of the box. The action is low and the neck straight and true. The sympathetic strings were in tune, the 6 playable were tuned first day and I haven't had to tweak it since. Pretty impressive.\n\nThe particular one I got has this very odd and quite amazing phasing effect that occurs naturally as you descend the fretboard. It's nothing I've ever heard before, and it's extraordinary. It's not a sitar, but it is similar, and yet has it's own character too. I find I'm playing it more than any other of my guitars, and I don't think that's just b/c it's shiny and new.\n\nIt's the most fun guitar I've had. I'm finding my creativity is perking up because the sound is so strange and shimmery I'm looking with a bit more freshness at what I do. It's lovely to just look at too, although I don't end up doing that much b/c I end up playing it all the time.\n\nHappily recommended 100%. Get your Shankar on.
Posted by SMW on Dec 15, 2021
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Danelectro Electric Sitar 10 of 10 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I've tried it
Closest Store   Oshawa, Ontario
Very, VERY neat!
Sounds great, gives you a very passable
sitar sound. If you're into trippy 60's music, this is a brilliant addition to your collection.
Open chords drone and have a very unique sound to them, but where this REALLY shines is arpeggiated chords and single note runs, instant "Woah, Pass me the hashpipe Ringo"!
Seems fairly well made (as far as Danelectro's go..), the body although ugly as sin, is surprisingly comfortable to play.
Feels like your standard Danelectro neck,
and it plays very smooth all the way up and down.
Very gnarly instrument overall, just couldn't justify using it enough myself to pony up the $770 for it.
Posted by rs on Oct 30, 2013
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