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Weirdest guitar in the world?

42stringpikassoguitar

The 42 String Pikasso Guitar. Forty two strings and weird, weird, weird. But playable. [Via Seihin]

  In 1984 Pat Metheny asked me to design and build a guitar with ” as many strings as possible” The resulting collaboration was the Pikasso guitar…This instrument took 2 years to build (approximately 1000 hours), and when the 42 strings are strung up to high tension, the Pikasso is under approximately 1000 lbs pressure.

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


6 Comments

  • wow, how many hands does metheny have?
    earl

  • Only 1 neck can be fretted? Seems like that would limit the utility of the other 36 strings….unless you can tune each one really fast!

  • maybe only one fretted neck, but the natural harmonic possibilities are endless!

  • This is cool im looking for a guitar under 100 dollars message me at [email protected]

  • how would you break that?

  • hi jeff

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