another 13-string guitar

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soltirefa
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another 13-string guitar

Post by soltirefa » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:11 pm

This guy is playing BWV 995 suite. I am guessing he doesn't have this guitar tuned in D minor, but rather normal guitar tuning with successively lower basses, making 10=A and 13=E.

https://youtu.be/TJYBzq9Kejc?t=1m6s

Edit: Here is another video where you can see this guitar up close. It was originally an 8-string that was made into a 13-string. Interesting how the tuners were installed.

https://youtu.be/DzcFmj3DwBs

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Re: another 13-string guitar

Post by David Norton » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:22 pm

His playing is quite good. I was amused by his facial expression before he started playing, it seemed a silent "well, here we go into the wild blue yonder. This could get interesting...."

The guitar itself seems to be a converted 8-string. I wouldn't think a 13s design would have those extra five tuners jury rigged around the headstock as this one is.
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Re: another 13-string guitar

Post by soltirefa » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:33 pm

Did you notice this guitarist has some strings with colored sections (like an inch long)? I wonder how he colored the string. Paint?

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Re: another 13-string guitar

Post by kefroeschner » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:24 pm

The colored sections looked to me as if 'served,' (a nautical rigging term) with fine silk thread. Like Thomastik infeld does on the ends of it's strings. I think paint would not stick or last very well.
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