Friday, 10 December 2010

The Gibson harp guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com:
This circa 1920 Gibson harp guitar is of a completely different design to the Knutsen Dyer replica we saw in the previous blog post. Instead of having a hollow body extension to support the sub-bass strings, it has a solid support which is almost equivalent to a second neck. You'll notice that this example, currently being offered for sale on eBay, does not have the full complement of sub-bass strings. The neck is also currently strung left-handed, which must have severely limited its playability given the body shape (open chords and some barre chords at the lower reaches of the neck would have been about its limit).

For more fascinating variations on a theme - and there are many - take a look at the excellent harpguitars.net.

G L Wilson

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