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    Gosh, who would do that to an old Harmony guitar! Okay, it might be a Kay, so it's okay.

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    Well that's an interesting looking... um... well ... yea
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    I'm wondering about the strings. Some are bronze, some nickel, and seem to be really long given the location of the tailpieces.....

    A labor of love went into "making" that thing.....

    As I have said many times on this forum and others.......if we could channel that kind of misguided energy into curing cancer.......

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    Yeah man that thing is something! And I mean in the most bizarre and whacky way!

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    Something? Yes, what? I have no clue!
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    Here in Minnesota the phrase is "that's different." Said with a slight Scandinavian accent. And no enthusiasm whatsoever.

    And it definitely qualifies for that's different.
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    It looks to have started life, in it's present form that is, as a triple neck. The middle neck was broken off or removed. Some of the fingerboard and the tailpiece from the center neck are still there. Lots of stress for that body.
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    According to the description the middle neck is a “short slide guitar”, exactly what everyone needs sandwiched between their double neck mandolin/mandola! Brilliant!

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    Should have left the guitar neck intact to make it a triple neck watchamacallit.(very rare)

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    Now there's someone with too much time on their hands.

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    I think you'd need at least 3 hands to play the thing, if not more

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickR View Post
    Gosh, who would do that to an old Harmony guitar! Okay, it might be a Kay, so it's okay.
    When I saw the body I knew it wasn't a Harmony but wondered if that might have been a United Product. I guess it could be a Kay.

    I suspect that we now know where old mandolin banjo necks go to die. Leaving the fretboard in place in the center is hysterical as well.

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    I think it is this Kay model but I agree it might be from United. I think the tailpiece is probably not the original for the guitar and has been bent over the rear end for good measure- it adds to the general vibe.

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    Is the seller from Chernobyl ?

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    Body looks like my '63 Kay, parlour-size w/ 14-fret neck, painted rosette & purfling. 24" or so scale. Probably a year or three earlier, as it has tailpiece rather than glued & bolted-on bridge.
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    drumroll please..............................sold for $305!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! NFI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    drumroll please..............................sold for $305!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! NFI
    I gotta say that I was a bit perplexed when I first saw this creation, but I became drawn to the folk art aspect of it. I don’t think I would spend as much as it sold for, but I was interested. I think it’s a pretty cool wall hanger and I’m curious as to how it was constructed and if it is at all playable.
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    One of a kind for sure. Folk art is a good way to describe it.

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