Instrument: Double guitar
Work: Not provided
Composer: Not provided
Interpreter: Paul Brett
Source: Video originally published by the Paul Brett Youtube Channel, titled “Paul Brett plays the Veillette Double Neck Guitar”.
Guitar with two parallel necks. The upper neck is fretless, and the lower neck has frets. There are four strings on the upper neck, with the tuning of a bass guitar: G2, D2, A1, E1. On the lower neck the tuning is the conventional one for a guitar: E2, A2, D3, G3, B3, E4. On the space between the two necks, there are two sympathetic strings.
The guitar is a chordophone whose sound is obtained by the six-string strumming. The instrument was developed from the short arm of lutes that emerged in Central Asia around the IV and III centuries BC. In the Renaissance, came a guitar with four rows of ropes that had much in common with the lute and the vilhueta, but already was a little closer to the instrument we know today. Variations of the guitar’s basic structure appeared for the first time in 1690. It was on this year that builder Alexandre Voboan attached a smaller guitar to the upper lateral part of a standard guitar’s body. But it was during the 19th century that more guitar rose, one of them was the double neck guitar, created by Stauffer in 1807. In 1830, the triple neck guitar was created by Jean-François Salomon.
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