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?)
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.
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