Saturday, April 4, 2009

Way Cool Back to Back Double Acoustic Guitar!

Just when I think I've seen it all, Scott comes in this afternoon with this masterpiece! This is a Papi Galansan double guitar. The label says it was made in 2005, but I can't find anything on the internet about it. Let me know if you find something or know something. I am posting some pictures and a couple of videos for you to see this unusual instrument!

Here are a couple of pictures of Scott playing the guitar, and the inside of the guitar. There is a microphone installed in the guitar, with a 1/4" plug in the endpin. We actually hooked this thing up to our PA and it works great plugged in. It is a little tough to actually play because there is always a neck in the way. I had a blast playing this thing. If you want to see it, Scott has left it here for a week or so (today is 4/4/09). The first picture shows how the strings used to be attached before I reamed out the holes in the bridge and installed endpins. When Scott brought this in, there were just small holes in both bridges and the strings had to be installed from the inside of the guitar. The strings were tied to small sticks on the inside to keep them from coming through the holes in the bridge. If a string got broken, you would have had to loosen all the strings to be able to stick your hand inside to install a new string. This is also assuming your hand was small enough to fit inside the sound hole...

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