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      The electric sitar is a kind of electric guitar made to imitate the sound of the Indian sitar.
      Origin: late 1960s, made by Danelectro
      Aliases: zitar may be slightly different (novelty instrument?)
      Wikidata: Q11877740
      Description: six playing strings, sympathetic strings with their own pickup. "Buzz bridge" provides it a unique sound.

      Usage/History:  Typically used in rock, jazz, fusion styles. Originated in 1960s America after musicians started to gravitate towards non-Western instruments and Indian sitar became especially popular.
      Related instruments:
      sitar (https://musicbrainz.org/instrument/9290b2c1-97c3-4355-a26f-c6dba89cf8ff), parent

      electric guitar (https://musicbrainz.org/instrument/7ee8ebf5-3aed-4fc8-8004-49f4a8c45a87), parent

      Heard on: see this list
      References:
      https://www.vintageguitar.com/23062/coral-electric-sitar/
      https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/29324-vintage-vault-1968-vincent-bell-coral-electric-sitar

      https://www.guitartricks.com/forum/thread.php?t=32601
      http://www.hipwax.com/music/oddpop/sitar.html

      http://www.rorygallagher.com/archives/guitars/coral_sitar

      Image links:
      http://www.marksmart.net/gearhack/sitar/sitar.html
      https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Electric_Sitar_(RD)_at_Aleph_Studios.jpg

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