I think this is an ERG (34 Strings)...(Trikanta Benincaso) 56k Go make coffee

Malkav

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I think this thing qualifies to be in this section...:scratch:

Anyway I just thought it was pretty and quite a feat of luthiery so I figured I'd share, this is a link that the Hipshot facebook group posted the other day and after searching I couldn't find it on here so I hope it's not a repost. :agreed:

I give you the Trikanta Benincaso:

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Specs:

3 Necks
34 Strings

Harp Neck:

20 Strings
Acoustic Chamber
Piezo System

Central Neck:

7 Strings

Lundgren Pickups
Graph Tech Ghost Acoustic MIDI System
Fernandes Sustainer

Lower Neck:

7 Strings
3 Fretless - 4 Fretted
Piezo System

Wood:

8000 Year Old Oak
Italian Spruce from Val di Fiemme
Bosnian Flamed Maple

Made by Michele Benincaso

Benincaso Luthier
 

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That thing is amazing. Imagine the cost of new strings for that behemoth! :lol:
 

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I can see it being difficult to fret some notes on the lowest string of the middle neck due to the closeness of the half fretless neck. Other than that it looks sweet.
 

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Not only the cost! What about the amount of time to change them! :lol::lol:
"Day 34.

I've just changed another string.Not sure about which one,shees,I can't even remember my name.That's crazy,but seriously I've started considering to play drums.Wilson is laughing at me,again.He will pay.Please,tell mom I'm fine.


I hate dat ball"
 

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This is the guitar of Paolo Tofani from Area the prog band from Italy in the Seventies. I saw them last year, he was playing the previous version of this beast (3 necks as well). It was an incredible intense experience :bowdown:
 

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So... Many... Strings...

So... Much... Flame...

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EDIT: I just noticed the way the tuning pegs are for the bottom neck. The tuners are in spots that would make it almost impossible to string without posts to guide the string. This is interesting to me because I was experimenting with the same idea for unusual headstock shapes a while back. Nice to see it works.
 

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"Day 34.

I've just changed another string.Not sure about which one,shees,I can't even remember my name.That's crazy,but seriously I've started considering to play drums.Wilson is laughing at me,again.He will pay.Please,tell mom I'm fine.


I hate dat ball"

People use "LOL" much too lightly, but I did. I laughed out loud. So brilliantly done.
 

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Regardless of the fact that I would fail miserably at playing that, this is one of the only styles of this instrument I've seen that actually looks amazing.
 

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Wow, just... wow. Normally harp guitars don't attract my attention, but this is gorgeous! Very interesting looking neck pickup on the center neck, too.
 


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