Double Takes: The Pikasso Guitar: Linda Manzer

There’s no question where the inspiration for The Pikasso came from. Designer Linda Manzer created this double sound-hole, quadruple neck, and 42 string instrument back in 1984 afterCritically acclaimed jazz musician Pat Metheny asked her to design a guitar with “as many strings as possible.” She re-did the design in 1992 creating the Pikasso II, which has been on display at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Visit Nanzer’s website for video and sound samples of The Pikasso.

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