Monday, July 9, 2007

42-String Guitar

pikasso.jpg

Let me introduce to you the Pikasso, a 42-sting guitar that was borne out of a challenge to make a guitar with “as many strings as possible.” The guitar has four necks and two sound holes. The body is tapered so that the side closest to the player is thinner than the side that rests on the players knee, thus leaning the top back towards the player for a more aerial view.
Created by luthier Linda Manzer for guitarist Pat Metheny, the instrument took 2 years to build. It weighs 6.7 kg or 14 3/4 lbs.

1 comment:

Yah said...

Pat Metheny

What a great guitar!!1 I really enjoyed being in the NTSU Lab Bands in Denton Texas...Listening to you made me want to play guitar instead of Trumpet....where can i get a recording of you playing this beautiful instrument...

Larry Zane Shelton...(guy who wore the leather Top Hat in Rich Matheson's improv class...:)