That's why it is called a harp-guitar.Big bird wrote:Blurring the lines between a guitar and a harp..... Sounds interesting.......
Really, wow....HNLim wrote:That's why it is called a harp-guitar.Big bird wrote:Blurring the lines between a guitar and a harp..... Sounds interesting.......
If the 6-string is perfect, then why for some pieces, you need to drop E6 to D?soltirefa wrote:Stick to the 6-string. It's perfect.HNLim wrote: Any comments will be welcome.
Yes I have taken a look at all these guitars for quite time and I still have some features of these guitars that I don't quite like.Jabberwocky wrote:You should really take a look at Michael Thames's Dresden guitar in Dminor tuning, Dieter Mūller's 11-string for Moran Wesser, Paul Bernabe's 10-string for Narcisco Yepes, David Rubio's 8-string for Paul Galbraith and Samuel Carvalho's 13-string alto guitar.
What kind of music do you hope to play with a 14-string tuned the way you suggest? A guitar has to suit its repertoire.
I like your comment ...make perfect sense . Dun underestimate one day someone will make a 88 strings guitar.Jabberwocky wrote:You shouldn't stop at 14. Go 19-string and you get the black keys, too.
Why stop at 19? Go 88, stick on a keyboard and play it like a harpsichord.
It's perfect because you can lower E to D when you need to. Don't get me wrong. My comment was made tongue-in-cheek. I play both 10 and 11 string guitar. After doing so I am left with the impression that there's a reason that the 6-string is the predominant instrument. It's really the perfect number of strings. I look at adding more strings like adding more salt to a recipe. A little salt making a dish taste good does not mean more will make it even better. When you add more strings, at the same time you give up something. So I like mulit-string guitars, but I really appreciate how perfect the 6-string is now.HNLim wrote:If the 6-string is perfect, then why for some pieces, you need to drop E6 to D?soltirefa wrote:Stick to the 6-string. It's perfect.HNLim wrote: Any comments will be welcome.
I need some advice. Since I am planning to build a harp-guitar with such a low C bass, is the standard CG soundbox able to support such a low note. If nit, are there options available?HNLim wrote:Oh dear! Now I am thinking of a 14-string guitar with this tuning.
CDEFGABCeadgbe. I am also thinking of adding sharping leavers on the bass strings. Any comments will be welcome.