Italia Guitars Sitar White Crackle

Sitar Guitar With Mini Harp

  • Construction: Hollow body with cutaway
  • Body: Agathis
  • Maple neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Gotoh Sitar buzz bridge
  • Mini-harp
  • Pickups: 3 Lipstick single coils
  • 3 Volume & tone controls
  • Colour: White crackle
  • Included: Gigbag

Further information

Colour White
Soundboard Agathis
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 21
Scale 648 mm
Pickup System SSS
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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A hybrid instrument.

Olivier N., 30.11.2012
A little cheap, not tuned at all (especially for the harp), difficult to access on this point because it should tuning according to its tuning guitar ... but the way is free to all experiments! The strings are classical strings of an electric guitar with an easel which buzze these ... and it gives this more beautiful effect of sitar. The 13-string mini-harp tuned according to its tuning ... not simple the theory. A key comes with and I advise you to use a software that will give you the sound of the note to tune it (a guitar tuner will not be precise enough), it turns the key very gently and once the 13 strings tuned , It's magic by adding a "space echoe" type of Roland.

Manufacture a little cheap as I said, plastic, still plastic here or there but ultimately, what does it matter. I had to loosen the screws as they plated the strings. Cream color and nice handle without being worth a Fender.

I found some info on the internet, do not count on the supplier "Italia" to give you a helping hand and even less a manual for tuning, my emails were left unanswered!

For those who love psychedelia, go for it!
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Well thought, cheap

Dylan Moran, 03.01.2018
The guitar is visually very much in any case, has a very nice shape and fits well in the hand. It is also striking that it is very light.
Unfortunately, the workmanship is a bit cheap, so it immediately stands out that the bridge, which is directly connected to the black plate and is responsible for the sitar sound, was screwed directly into the wood of the guitar (that works better!). While it's possible to re-adjust the strings a bit, you'll have to be careful because the sound quickly turns from "nice sitar sound" to a normal guitar or a broken-sounding guitar. Also of Bund purity can not be in this guitar.

All in all, a great idea, but not worth 700 ¬ I think.
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