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Along with her standard models, she has also designed and built over 50 guitar prototypes. Including several soprano guitars, the first acoustic Baritone model, acoustic Sitar guitar and several harp guitars. etc.
She has built almost 25 instruments for jazz musician Pat Metheny including the Pikasso which has 42 strings and four necks. Metheny also owns several of Manzer's baritone guitars, which he plays exclusively on his album One Quiet Night along with his Pikasso on What It's All About. Many professional musicians own a guitar built by Manzer including: Julian Lage, Carlos Santana, Henrik Andersen, Stephen Fearing, Gary Larson, Milton Nascimento, Liona Boyd, Heather Bishop, Bruce Cockburn, Paul Simon, Roy Patterson, Marie-Lynn Hammond, Susan Crowe, and Gordon Lightfoot.
Manzer currently builds 12 to 18 instruments per year in her Toronto, Ontario workshop. Her instruments are priced from $18,000 for a flattop and $25,000 for an arch top. Manzer also designs and builds unique custom designed instruments including, the 52 Stringed Medusa owned by Henrik Andersen.
The Pikasso Guitar
One notable instrument designed and built by Manzer is the Pikasso Guitar (or Pikasso I), its name ostensibly derived from its likeness in appearance to the cubist works of Pablo Picasso. The instrument is a harp guitar with four necks, two sound holes, and 42 strings. It has a unique ergonomic feature called the "Manzer Wedge".
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