I've played guitar for since 1966, though not continuously. I've played sitar since 2007.
What gear do you use?
I have three sitars, a Radhey Shyam Sharma, a Hemen #2 and a Naeem studio sitar. The last two are modified to be chromatic and equal tempered. My Mohan Veena is made by Bhaba Sindhu Biswas. All these instruments have a Pick up the World pickup and live I use a Radial Engineering PZ-Pre preamp.
My main guitars include a Line6 Variax with scalloped fingerboard, a Godin SA Acoustic, a Taylor GC Cedar 12 fret and a 855CE 12 string and a heavily modified Casio MG510 MIDI guitar. I play through a Budda Super Drive 9 Series II guitar amp when playing electric.
I use Ableton Live 9 or a Boss RC-50 for looping or backing tracks. I use an Echo Audio AudioFire4 to the Mac for an audio interface and a Roland GI-20 MIDI interface with the Godin SA. EFX include a first generation Neo Ventilator, an old MXR Stereo Chorus, and various Boss pedals.