What can the world’s only 18-string guitar do?

What can the world's only 18-string guitar do?

Addicted guitarist Jared Dines has always dreamed of his own instrument with more than 17 strings.

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Addicted guitarist Jared Dines has always dreamed of his own instrument with more than 17 strings. Not a handicraft, but a full-fledged guitar to participate in concerts, but he did not have the necessary skills to create one. In addition, there was a complete fiasco with the first copy – an American compatriot took $200 and cheated, sending a cheap constructor from parts from an online store. And then Dines threw out a cry: “who can help me make my dream come true”?

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His savior was the Australian guitar wizard Perry Ormsby, a professional musician and guitar maker. He constructed a monstrous miracle of art called “Djent 2018”. This is a full 18-string guitar that tunes like this: A, E, B, G, D, A, E, B, F #, C #, G #, D #, E, B, F #, C #, G #, and D #. According to the happy Dines, it took him 2 hours to get the first setup out of habit.

The “Djent 2018” body is crafted from regular and Tasmanian ebony, with mahogany inlays and carbon fiber hardware. Ormsby designed the bridge, head and pegs, saddles and pickups from scratch, so that a musician could handle so many strings. The neck in the center is decorated inlaid with the owner’s face, the neck has a backlit logo of the master himself, and the body is weighted with a real stone slab for solidity.

Multiscale madness on the horizon with 18-string custom guitar
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Dines and Ormsby unveiled the wonder guitar Djent 2018 together at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Ormsby claims that he created a guitar in a single copy and will not make copies. But if someone wants something similar, a custom-made handmade guitar, then focus on the price range of $3 thousand and above.

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