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Photo By Ed Roman 2002

Jerry Jones Versus the Original Coral Sitar

I owned an Original Coral Sitar back when I was kid,  (I am a huge Eric Burdon fan) I remember it being squirrelly, impossible to tune & generally a poor quality instrument. Over the 34 years I have been selling guitars I have probably acquired about 10 or 12 of the original models.  They were all pretty much problematic like the one I had owned.   Basically I was in no hurry to get involved with what I thought to be a cheap import copy of the original.


Hey, it happens. Upon the recommendations of several people I respect, I decided to try a couple of these guitars.  First of all I discovered that they are Made in the USA.  I was also pleasantly surprised at the playability and tonal quality.

The Jerry Jones Sitar is a far far cry from the original Coral, It may look exactly the same. That's where the comparison stops.  Not only does the instrument stay perfectly in tune but the Sitar sound is far better. The neck felt great and it is a pleasure to play.

I think I'll go "Down to Monterey"  get "Hooked on a Feeling" and  "Cry like a Baby."
(Ya' gotta' be over 50 to translate and understand that line.)

     Ed Roman

The Jerry Jones Electric Sitar

Black Gator

The Coral Sitar was such a defining sound of the 60's, This new refined edition will have you feeling like you have returned to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The precision buzz bridge produces that now familiar "whirring" sound and provides for accurate string intonation. The 13 sympathetic drone strings can be tuned to a variety of scales and played as accompaniment. Another great instrument for stage or studio.


2 pickups under main strings  1 pickup under the 13 drone strings
The bridge system on this works 200% better than my old original model.

Group of Jerry Jones Sitars