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 on each neck. It is strung more like a banjo rather than a traditional guitar. The two necks can 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. Archived from the original on June 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  2. ^ Haas, Kimberly. "Echoes Living Room Concerts". 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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