London, South Kensington
27 April 2000
A 1960s Coral Sitar
in red and black crackle finish, asymmetrical body with swept back cutaways and contour horn, mahogany neck, twenty-one fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, three 'lipstick tube' cylindrical-shaped pickups, six rotary controls, thirteen resonating strings set across two bridges with tuning pegs, wooden bridge and pickguard with black printed lettering Vincent Bell, Signature Design Electric Sitar
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This guitar, one of the first electric sitars made commercially available, was acquire by Chips Moman in the mid-1960s. It was used on the Box Tops' 1968 hit, Cry Like A Baby, as well as many recordings by country star Waylon Jennings.
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