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What gives the sitar its characteristic sound?

The sitar has an instantly recognisable sound: I've always assumed that the characteristic 'lush background drone' that I associate with the ...
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What causes this weird sitar-like sound?

For a few weeks now I've been noticing that when I play the 7th fret on the 6th string a get a weird squeak mixing into the sound. Here is audio of me playing the 6th string up to the 7th fret and ...
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Altering the sound of a guitar to match a sitar

I'm interested in altering my guitar to give it a more sitar-like sound. I've stumbled upon this video below ...