What The Hell Is That: A Guitar With Three Heads, Six Different Strummable Sections, 52 Strings

November 1, 2016


Seen here looking like the offspring of a love triangle between a guitar, a harp and an octopus, this is the Manzer Medusa guitar built by guitar maker Linda Manzer for Danish musician Henrik Andersen. It has three necks, six different strummable sections, and 52 strings. For reference, that's 52 strings more than my kazoo. You can skip to 3:05 to see Henrik playing the thing, which, no matter how loud I yelled it, never transitioned into 'Free Bird'. What the hell, Henrik?! When somebody yells 'Free Bird' and you've got a guitar in your hands you play the damn thing. I'm so angry I could spit right now. *hocks, spits* Don't worry, it's red because of fruit punch, not blood. Same for my pee. "Pee should never be red." My doctor said it's fine. "That man is not a doctor." He has a stethoscope. "Those are just earbuds." I did think it was weird my heart sounded like Billy Joel.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Dunc, who agrees more strings doesn't make you a better musician. This isn't a pissing contest, and if it was I would win because I know a special grip that increases pee pressure.

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