What happens when you put six G-strings on a single guitar?

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What happens when you put six G-strings on a single guitar?

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You get some pretty interesting tonality.

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I love this. I didn't even think it as possible to do something like that. It actually sounds really good.
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I just keep on expecting that high E to break. I mean jeeze, that's gotta be really tightly-wound...
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This reminded me of an instrument I encountered while on vacation in Bruges.
http://harpmusic.nl/Lucvanlaere/#IMG_5455.JPG
The tall apparatus at the back consists of seven pivoting wooden boxes: three in the upper tier, and four in the lower tier. Each wooden box has two playing sides, accessible by swinging the box on the pivot. Each playing side is strung with twenty strings tuned in unison, and of course the sides are tuned to different notes. To create melodies, the player brushes the strings on each side, pivoting the boxes as needed.

The inventor, Luc Vanlaere, gives free concerts regularly in a small room attached to a large church, using this apparatus as well as a variety of harps ancient and modern, and some unusual gongs and bells. Worth a visit if you're ever in Bruges.
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