My new guitarviol by Jonathan Wilson!

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  1. Carltone

    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    Check this out...
    A hybrid of a guitar and cello... play it like a regular guitar or bow it... It's got a radius'd fretboard like a cello, but six strings in standard guitar tuning!
    Here's the luthier, Jonathan Wilson demoing my new instrument
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkj5Xy1YKmE

    and here is a close up of it...
    Patina'd copper top over a mohagany body
    [​IMG]

    more info on these unique instruments at
    www.bowedguitar.com

    I should be getting it in a few days... can't wait!
     
  2. matte

    matte Senior Member

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    electric arpeggione.
     
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    sick. i want a fretless version.
     
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    David Myka Gold Supporting Member

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    Carl,

    That is a wicked cool hybrid instrument. A friend of mine just showed me this website last week and I thought they looked like fun to play. You'll have to let me know how you like it.

    ~David
     
  8. Carltone

    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey David! How's the new shop?
    I'm still LOVING and jamming with the Dragonfly~ 'ole number 45!!!
    I've been watching your site evolve and your instruments are looking even better!(How is this possible?!?!?!)

    I can't wait to get my hands on this guitarviol... You should contact Jonathan Wilson... he's a lot like you in his approach to building instruments... very open and curious to explore new ideas.

    Great to hear from you! I need to get another Myka on order!
     
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    That looks interesting! I'd like to know how it plays/sounds as a regular guitar...the youtube demo seems to focus more on the bow.
     
  10. splatt

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    ..... very beautiful instrument!
    enjoy it.
    dt / spltrcl
     
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    whoah! that is amazing
     
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    Neve thought of that. Cello radiused fingerboard.
    My 2 favorite stringed instruments, guitar and cello.
    GAS!!!!!!!
     
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    So cool. Looks incredible!

    I can hear that on some sigur ros pieces or....

    Innovation is a wonderful thing. (Tips hat)

    Enjoy that immensely!
     
  14. Carltone

    Carltone Gold Supporting Member

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    There are several demos that Jonathan does on Youtube... just search by "guitarviol" and you'll find plenty... there are some sick acoustic demos, as well...Once I stumbled across his site I knew I had to have one!

    Once I get the instrument I'll post an in depth review on all aspects of it:D
     
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    Very nice... how does it play as a guitar?
     
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    Very cool indeed!!

    That cat can really play too!

    Enjoy your new instrument in the best of health,

    Edward
     
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    That sounds beautiful. I would love to here what Matte would do with it.
     
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    I'm going to take a wild guess and assume this is a different Jonathan Wilson than the guy who builds GVCG guitars.
     
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    whoever made that is one heck of an artist...
     

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