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*Vintage* Danelectro Coral" Vincent Bell"

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*This is an original Vincent Bell. Not a 1990's repro.*George Harrison's interest in Indian music, and the sitar in particular, began in 1965 during the making of The Beatles' movie "Help!", and soon influenced a generation of young musicians following his use of it on their albums Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Its sound became an integral part of the burgeoning psychedelic movement despite being very difficult to play, let alone amplify, so skilled performers like Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Tomorrow's Steve Howe made passable imitations of it on their electric guitars.Meanwhile, in the U.S.A. session guitarist Vincent Bell had devised a novel "Buzz-bridge" that more accurately mimicked the unique sound of the sitar, and set about designing an instrument that any guitarist could use. The result was the oddly shaped Coral electric sitar manufactured by the Danelectro company, which first appeared in the stores towards the end of 1967. It wasn't in produ
  • Inventory number: 2747
  • Manufacturer: Danelectro
  • Model: "Coral" Vincent Bell
  • Electric Input: Yes.
  • Number of Strings: 6 standard strings + 13 drone, "mini harp" strings
  • Pick-Ups: 3 "lipstick" style, single coil pick-ups
  • Serial Number: N/A
  • Color: Original red and black " gator crackle"
  • Vintage/antique?Yes. (1967-68)
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