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    Harley Marty
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    Default What should I call this?

    This is an idea I put up on a previous post. The idea is to split the neck so the 23" tenor GDAE strings can easily be strummed separately. The 25 1/2" bottom FC bass strings are easily accessible.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: What should I call this?

    The concept is not unheard of, some early harp guitars were similar (but not exactly the same). As for what to call it, perhaps you could call it Bob.

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    Default Re: What should I call this?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    The concept is not unheard of, some early harp guitars were similar (but not exactly the same). As for what to call it, perhaps you could call it Bob.

    I love hot rods. Post a sound clip.
    I had enough trouble trying to add the photo, I haven't a clue how to do a sound clip. It does sound great though, I brought it to a session in Doolin (Co Clare) on the weekend & within 30 seconds out of the case a fella wants me to make one for him!
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    Default Re: What should I call this?

    Just post a video to YouTube and then share the link here. Looks cool, I'd also love to hear it!
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    Yeah, I'm digging it. I really appreciate the ingenuity.
    Dear sir, I am terribly sorry, but I fear I must inform you that what you are playing is most certainly not any part of anything.

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    Default Re: What should I call this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
    Just post a video to YouTube and then share the link here. Looks cool, I'd also love to hear it!
    I'll get someone to help me do that next week (I have an All-Ireland final to contest at the Fleadh this weekend).

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    Best of luck to ye at the Fleadh Marty!
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    Default Re: What should I call this?

    That is a home-made answer to the fan fret or at least the same problem that both are trying to solve. Longer scale on the lower strings to get better tone.
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