Monday, 2 February 2009
Roberts Roto-Neck Guitar - two fingerboards on one neck!
Guitars don't come much weirder than this strange specimen with two fingerboards mounted on a single neck! The idea is that you simply rotate the guitar to play a different set of six strings, which can presumably be tuned differently from the first set. (Otherwise, what's the point? And a capo is hardly going to work on this thing, is it?)
I can't imagine the neck shape would be very comfortable to play with an extra set of strings and fingerboard at an angle to the one you're trying to play. I wonder if it is even really playable?
I've never seen anything like it before. The listing says it is a very rare Roberts Roto-Neck guitar and dates back to 1991. Does anyone else have any more info on this very peculiar guitar?