GeoffB wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:19 pm
Yes, that has occurred to me, but it appears to be the accepted shorthand term, so I'm not going to invent a new one.
Geoff, I withdraw my more pointed comments (apologies) and merely submit that you are uninformed.
A few minutes of research would have turned up the commonly used
term "Extended Range Guitar".
I personally have no idea where and among whom it could possibly be the
"accepted" term - since it is, after all, a patent logical absurdity:
The only gui-tar not fitting the "multi-string" category is the ek-tar, the one-string.
Even the do-tar is a multi-string -tar. One stringed guitars are rare.
You are not being asked to invent a new term, merely to use the one already in current use
(and for many years already) among the _actual_ players and builders of such instruments,
who take these instruments seriously, which is "Extended Range Guitar".
Those who don't play such instruments and view them with a somewhat pejorative
attitude may perhaps call them something else.
Geoff, thank you for taking on the job no one else wants, it cannot be a bed of roses being
the forum moderator (I may add that it cannot make it much easier to feel compelled
to defend a logical absurdity from the philistines), and, so thank you for doing a thankless
job, however you choose to do it, and bless you and keep up the good work.