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Coral Electric Sitar (used)

Regular price $ 4,500.00

Vintage Coral Electric Sitar by Danelectro in excellent condition.

Original hard case included along with original owners pamphlet and tuning wrench for sympathetic strings. This item came to us as part of a large estate collection; previous owner was a studio owner and took excellent care of their gear.

Created by Vincent “Vinnie” Bell for Danelectro  (under its own Coral brand) the Coral Electric Sitar was marketed as an easy and affordable way for guitar players to get a great new sound reminiscent of the difficult to master Indian sitar sound popularized by Ravi Shankar, George Harrison, and others in the ’60s. 

Specs:

-Teardrop shape with treble horn

-Six strings with “Sitarmatic” bridge (tuned 1E 2E 3B 4G 5D 6A)

-Six-on-a-side Kluson Deluxe tuners

-13 drone strings with two rosewood bridges + metal saddles + metal friction pegs designed to be tuned with a harp-style wrench (tuned chromatically from E to E)

-Three “lipstick tube” pickups (two for the played strings, one for the drones)

-Three Volume knobs, three Tone knobs

-Floating pickguard with the Bell Signature Design logo

-Finish dubbed “Textured Bombay Red,”

-Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays

-Patent Pending sticker affixed to the back of the headstock.