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satch_da_man
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Hey all,

The link under this is to a page with pictures of a 30 string guitar. Very Cool. Anybody ever see/hear one played?

http://www.beyondthetrees.com/grngipho.html


   
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kent_eh
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This is as close as I've come to hearing something like that played:
http://www.animusic.com/clips/resonant-chamber.html

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Rahul
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Not 'exactly' 30 string. This is more like a harp guitar. Cool none the less. For me though, 6 strings are more than sufficient for now...


   
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Vic Lewis VL
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Something similar to a link posted a while back - that guitar, I think, was owned by Pat Metheny. Weird looking thing! Who would you actually get to teach you how to play that thing?

:D :D :D

Vic

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Guitarangi da Gamba

The Guitarangi da Gamba. A collaboration of luthier Fred Carlson & Todd Green. This one-of-a-kind instrument is a combination of a Western guitar, East-Indian Sarangi and the Baroque Viola-da-Gamba. It can be held upright between your legs and bowed like a cello, or held horizontally and plucked like a guitar. There are ten resonating strings running through the neck and 14 resonating strings running diagonally across the body. All these strings resonate sympathetically with the six main playing strings and the diagonal ones can be plucked as well. The main playing strings are traditional da Gamba strings made out of gut. The tuning is a combination of a cello on the low three strings (C, G, D low to high) and a Turkish Oud on the top three (E, A, D low to high).

Fred Carlson's website, Beyond The Trees.

Todd Green's Website

There are lots of other interesting instruments on those sites, as well!

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Hyperborea
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If you like extra stringed guitars how about this 8 string http://www.novaxguitars.com/sales/ch8-semihollow.html ? 5 are set up as a guitar and 3 as a bass. It also has these interestinng fanned frets. Anybody ever tried one of those? Any real benefits? Difficult to get used to?

I saw Charlie Hunter playing it last year (he comes through the Bay Area pretty regularly) and you would have sworn that there were two musicians - he was incredible. Give him a listen - he's got music freely available for download at this site - http://www.charliehunter.com/

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causnorign
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I haven't got enough fingers to play that thing :P


   
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Ghost
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I'll stick with 6 strings. 7 max.

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Rahul
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Something similar to a link posted a while back - that guitar, I think, was owned by Pat Metheny. Weird looking thing! Who would you actually get to teach you how to play that thing?

:D :D :D

Vic

Pat Methany himself I guess. Phew... :oops:


   
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