Monday, 16 December 2013

Double-sided electric guitar/bass...
Apologies for the poor quality of the photographs of this particular instrument; unfortunately the eBay seller didn't provide any better pictures. However, this is such a crazy instrument, I thought you'd like to see it anyway.

This might be one solution to the problem of someone who wants to play two different guitars during a single performance but does not want a cumbersome double-necked guitar hanging around their shoulders and breaking their back. It's an electric double-sided guitar. It's a six-string guitar on one side, but then you can flip it over and it's a bass on the reverse. Or vice versa!

Personally, I think a double-neck might be easier. Just look at the thickness of the that neck, which of course is square in section and has strings on the reverse! I can't imagine it'd be the easiest neck to play.

Of course the whole double-sided guitar concept is not a totally original idea. Several years ago we looked at double-sided acoustic guitars (which had the advantage of having separate back-to-back necks - something that the depth of an acoustic body will allow). Also, Krappy Guitars have made a couple of double-sided electrics.

Unfortunately I can't tell you anything more about this particular instrument, anything important like manufacturer, brand, model name, etc, or even if it's just a one-off or an actual production model. Very possibly it's one of those xcrazy instruments built in China that blatantly disregard any practicalities of playability. Despite all that, this example is currently listed on eBay with a starting price of £499.

Thanks to Scott for showing us this particular instrument via our Facebook page.

G L Wilson

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  1. This neck won't warp (just kidding!)

  2. We own one similar to this. It was made by a Tennessee luthier, custom. Yes, the neck is thick, but not too thick to play. Interested in purchasing it? email us and we will send pix, etc... Thanks!!!!



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