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    Electric Sitar

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    Has anyone ever seen or made an electric sitar? I've got an old fender musicmaster that I want to turn in to an electric sitar. I'm told all you need is a special bridge. Any suggestions?

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    I recall reading about elec sitars a few weeks ago but I'm damned if I know what site it was on. Normally they have a set of (short) drone strings along the top bout and the bridge for the "normal" strings incorporates a flat plate which contacts the underside of the strings giving the buzz.

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    i have a cheap copy of the coral.
    I think it's branded " rouge".


    It's actually quite functional and you can find them used for $250 or less.

    Or, you can track down a bridge, cut a new nut, and try and get all the different strings working right.

    What is your time worth to you?
    Plus, you run the risk of bunging up your guitar.
    whatever it is...i'm against it.

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    Theres one on ebay australia at present but they're asking 999 auss$ which is still US$666 plus delivery.
    I was interested until I saw the price.
    Some good close up snaps though - clues to how to mod an old axe.
    The link:
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/CORAL-SITAR-F...3286.m20.l1116
    Last edited by rayc; 03-17-2009 at 21:44. Reason: found a link

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    A ten second search turned up new from MF for $350

    If you are patient, you can track one down for less.

    I paid $200 for mine.
    whatever it is...i'm against it.

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