ridiculous guitars number 1 in a series

42 string guitar

double neck guitars are old hat, so make way for 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. interestingly, the guitar makes use of a design element called “the wedge,” which tapers the size of the guitar so that it’s thinnest where it presses up against the guitarist’s body. this gives the guitarist a better look at the fret board so he knows what he’s doing. the pikasso, which took two years, or some 1,000 man-hours to build, can actually be heard on a number of recordings by pat metheny. for a closer look and technical information go here

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