Inverted guitar

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Inverted guitar

Post by Schneider » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:18 pm

Hi all,

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See: https://www.musicora.com/fr/lenvers-la- ... ers%C3%A9e
The main idea is to play without the footstool.

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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Michael Lazar » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:49 pm

Good Grief

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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Mollbarre » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:26 pm

It would go well with an upside down Christmas tree.
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by gilles T » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:48 pm

...!YZARC

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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Kenbobpdx » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:13 pm

Why?
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Beowulf » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:22 pm

This instrument is incredibly difficult to play as all music must be played backwards, from the end of the piece to the beginning. :wink: In addition, the sheet music must be oriented upside down... :mrgreen:
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Christopher Langley » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:25 pm

I think it's cool.
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Mickmac » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:52 pm

How would you hold it? If you can't use a footstool, you'd still need a gitano or something, right?

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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Schneider » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:10 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:22 pm
This instrument is incredibly difficult to play as all music must be played backwards, from the end of the piece to the beginning. :wink: In addition, the sheet music must be oriented upside down... :mrgreen:
Yep, right for the Australian market... :mrgreen:

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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Schneider » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:12 pm

Mickmac wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:52 pm
How would you hold it? If you can't use a footstool, you'd still need a gitano or something, right?
No I don't think so. As far as I understand, it simply stands on the choosen leg.
Anyway, I'll try it in May. I'll show you some pictures.
I'm also curious to try the sound on the 24/25 frets.

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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Martin Woodhouse » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:19 pm

Seems like it would be quite awkward to play with it sitting in any kind of ’normal’ classical guitar position, as the bridge will end up where the upper bout usually is, and the nut will be much further away, so everything will be in the wrong place (or at least a different place) for both hands… might work for playing in cello position with an endpin though.

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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Euan Hannah » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:45 pm

Just when you think you have seen it all, along comes this, slightly early for April fools too.

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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by Christopher Langley » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:17 pm

Mickmac wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:52 pm
How would you hold it? If you can't use a footstool, you'd still need a gitano or something, right?
I'm thinking it would be quite comfortable just resting on the right leg. :bye:

*edit*

Nevermind lol. no idea how you would play the thing.
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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by simonm » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:19 pm

Hmm ... next project?

Certainly the issue of access to higher frets.

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Re: Inverted guitar

Post by robert e » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:27 pm

simonm wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Certainly the issue of access to higher frets.
With the neck joining the body at the 25th fret? Maybe you're being sarcastic.

But what a VERY long neck! Even if it were normal length I'd be concerned about how the thing balances. As it is, even resting on the right leg, the neck and strings look like they'd end up too far to the left (for a righty), and with way too much mass on the neck side of the waist. And how is the playing arm supported? I'm baffled.
Martin Woodhouse wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:19 pm
might work for playing in cello position with an endpin though.
I think that's the second most plausible idea so far (after this being a hoax or a stunt.)

Edit: maybe hanging from a strap?

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