An Electric Sitar To Play The Blues?

I was preparing an article about the electric sitar which is a hybrid guitar with elements from the sitar first introduced by Danelectro as far as I know (Coral Sitar), and  I came across the following video. I never thought that Buddy Guy once dropped the Fender Stratocaster to grab an electric sitar. Frankly I think it sounds great to play the blues. It is hard to guess which particular model  this one is… That could be a Jerry Jones electric sitar! I engage the investigation mode, and I let you with good ol’ Buddy Guy…

Buddy Guy – Skin Deep on the Late Show with David Letterman… Surprising and enjoyable!



And to prove that Doc Loco is totally right with his comment… Here is a video of Rory Gallagher playing Philby on a Coral Sitar (Texas – 1985)



About Sem

I am the founder of Muzicosphere (that also exists in a French version). In 2011, I also created Guitar Fail, the Guitar LOL place to be. And before that I created GAS a GoGo, a gear giveaways blog in French.


  1. Sa voix me fait toujours autant tripper, j’aime quand il joue des ballades en fait il avait repris de façon superbe Feels like Rain de John Hiatt ! Sa chanson me fait penser à une chanson de Keb’Mo exactement sur le même thème

  2. Ceci dit, Rory Gallagher utilisait aussi le Coral Sitar dans un contexte blues il y’a (déjà!) 30 ans, sur “Philby”.

  3. @Doc Loco: Cela ne m’étonne point de la part de Rory Gallagher… Toujours aussi pointu sur la discographie de l’Irlandais le Doc 🙂

    @Jipes: Buddy Guy a vraiment une voix déchirante… Au moins autant que sa guitare lorsqu’il était au sommet de sa forme 🙂

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