Guitjo (double-neck)

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A double-necked guitjo is a guitar-like, fretted, stringed, musical instrument that has two necks attached to a single body, generally with 14-strings, seven strings on each neck. It is strung more like a banjo rather than a traditional guitar. Both necks may be played simultaneously producing a sound that has elements of both guitar and harp. [1],[2]

The double-necked guitjo was developed in the late-twentieth century.[3] Guitjos are made and repaired by luthiers.

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  1. ^ Sebastian, Matt (2005-01-27). "One-of-a-kind instrument gives duo unique sound". Boulder Daily Camera. Retrieved 2008-07-03. [dead link]
  2. ^ Haas, Kimberly. "Echoes Living Room Concerts". Echoes. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  3. ^ Blankenship, Bill (2007-03-24). "Duo features unique instrument: last-minute folk performance will showcase 14-string guitjo". Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 

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