LEHTELA

GUITAR CRAFT


 

Sitari

Also a double-necked instrument, the lower right neck is a short scale sitar neck housing large curved brass frets which are movable and removable. Unlike the traditional sitar the frets here are fastened with decorative button head screws in place of gut or twine for a much more secure positioning. The second neck starts with the first string fretless followed by three courses of steels within an equal tempered and micro-toned fretting section similar to that of the Turkish Saz followed by three drone strings. Finally, a set of sympathetic strings are also added here complete with a "buzzy bridge." Hollowbody and neck construction throughout. Electronics include a Lace Aluma 90 for the sitar neck, RMC piezo for the second neck and a internal piezo element housed within the body for acoustical reproduction of all string elements throughout.