Danelectro has relaunched its unique model of guitar, the Baby Sitar. First launched in 1968, the guitar offers a wildly different sound to a traditional electric – emulating the sitars that were becoming commonplace in the psychedelic rock of the ‘60s.
The guitar comes finished in ‘Vintage Aqua’, with a single lipstick single-coil in the bridge position. The white pickguard sports volume and tone controls, as well as some ornamentation.
Creating the signature sound of the instrument is the Goto ‘buzz’ bridge, which lightly mutes the string to mimic the attack and buzz of a sitar string. Each string has its own scalloped groove, adjustable to determine how strong the effect is.
Other appointments include smooth-geared, chrome machine heads, a precision-cut aluminium nut and a high-gloss-finished neck, topped with a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard
The Baby Sitar lists for $599. Find out more at danelectro.com.