The guitar is a musical instrument that originated in Indian classical music. It was brought to the Western world by bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, which launched it into contemporary use. What is it?

The sitar is a stringed lute instrument that is popular in northern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. They pluck the strings with a wire plectrum on the right forefinger, while manipulating the strings with sideways pulls and delicate pressure on or between the frets with the left hand.