2004 Jerry Jones Electric Sitar




Jerry Jones


Electric Sitar



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SKU: 13299


Jerry Jones was born in Jackson, Mississippi and was building quality guitars in Music City, Nashville, Tennessee since the 1980s. After a customer brought in a Danelectro guitar for repair, he had a change of direction. Jerry started thinking that the Danelectro guitar was what he would build for himself relishing the unpretentious simplicity of the Nathan Daniel’s Danelectro instruments. From that point Jerry began building high quality reproductions of the original Danelectro designs. In 1991, Jerry Jones even visited Nathan Daniel who was living in Hawaii at the time.

As of April 2011, Jerry Jones retired and the Nashville factory was closed. The earlier Jerry Jones Electric Sitar were closer in appearance to the original Vincent Bell Coral Sitars. Almost a “dead” ringer. The later Jerry Jones Master Sitars had a few slight changes. The headstock had a different shape, the lipstick pickups were mounted without chrome ring, the knobs and the access panel on the back were different. Also the pickguard had no writing on the earlier ones. The later ones had “electric SITAR” written on it as this one does.

Modeled after the original ’60s Vincent Bell Coral Sitar built by Danelectro, the Jerry Jones Master Sitar is constructed like most of the Jerry Jones’ guitars (and original Danelectro) with a poplar wood frame sandwiched between two pieces of Masonite, leaving a hollow chamber. It has a 25-inch scale, maple neck with a pretty flat 14 1/2-inch radius, Indian rosewood fingerboard, six-on-a-side Gotoh tuners, 21 medium jumbo frets, and an intonated “buzz bridge.”

The Jerry Jones instruments are a step above the Danelectro instruments in quality and are now quite collectable as well. We were an original Jerry Jones Dealer from the mid-90’s thru the end of production. This is a fantastic find of an original late production “Master Sitar” in the coolest Foam Green Crinkle finish as this one. It plays & sounds incredible & comes w/some case candy in its original G & G Black Gator Hard Case.