Hard Rock Collection's Iconic Axes, Part 1
Eric Clapton’s Coral Electric Sitar
In the late ’60s, Indian music began to permeate all aspects of rock, so the sitar became an essential part of any group’s arsenal. Unfortunately, an actual sitar is incredibly difficult to master and takes years of dedicated study. Enter the electric sitar. Designed by session ace Vincent Bell and manufactured by Danelectro, it’s essentially an electric guitar with a special “buzz bridge” and a set of drone strings that made a trippy sitar-esque sound. Clapton owned this one in the late-’60s heyday of raga-rock. Groovy, man.