Day: June 16, 2011

The Electric Sitar
Featured Guitars

Featured Guitar: The Electric Sitar

Every now and then, exotic timbres become popular in mainstream music. In the 1930’s, the popularity of Hawaiian music led to the creation of the Rickenbacker “Frying Pan,” the very first electric guitar.
A few decades later, groups like the Beatles fueled fascination with the sound of the sitar. Suddenly, every band for miles wanted a sitar on their album.

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