So,maybe you see this kind of thing all the time but this was a first for me. I saw a guy picking up his brand new sitar he had special ordered. Truth be told,I believe this was the first time I've seen a sitar in person. Like many guitar players,my first time hearing a sitar that wasn't on a 1960's psychedelic pop record was from John McLaughlin and Shakti. Over the years I've built up a small collection of both crossover and genuine Indian classical music. I enjoy the sounds but I knew nothing of the workings of a sitar. Seeing this hardly makes me an expert but I was happy to put a tiny dent in my ignorance.