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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Two hand "touch style" guitar

Hi there,

Lately I've been very interested in the two hand tapping or "touch" style of playing. I came across an Adam Falura video and was intrigued by his guitar. Its a double-neck guitar made by the REK company of Germany. What makes it different is that instead of either having a very fat neck (12-strings), it has 2 normal 6-string necks spaced very close together. They call it the "Portato" and it is quite possibly my dream guitar.

Here is the sites url: http://rekguitars.com/english.php?site=dir&nr=2

I don't mind saving up for one of these beauties, but i was wondering if anyone knew of some alternatives. I've found another company that makes a similar guitar (previously played by Falura also)

http://acn.waw.pl/mwguitar/fx%5B1%5D.html

REK gave me a quote for about 1500-1700 after i told them what i want and I'm waiting for a reply from the 2nd company.

Any info/advice/ideas?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 09:31 PM
 
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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

Check out the chapman stick. Very Cool

www.stick.com
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 09:43 PM
 
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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

I was going to suggest the Stick but it sounds like he specifically doesn't want a super wide neck.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 09:52 PM
 
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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

Looks like this guy is having fun with his:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CXRHMh4_k4#NGDgHLfmtEQ

more vids here:
http://fulara.com/i.php?g=muzyka


I don't see the point in having two necks instead of one. Maybe it makes it lighter or not so neck heavy or something. They look fun nonetheless, maybe somebody should give one to that Asian guy who plays the Mario Bros. theme
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 10:30 PM
 
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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

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Looks like this guy is having fun with his:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CXRHMh4_k4#NGDgHLfmtEQ
I've seen that guy before. Great playing, but he makes the worst guitar faces I've ever seen.


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I don't see the point in having two necks instead of one. Maybe it makes it lighter or not so neck heavy or something.
Yeah, I don't really get it either. The two necks let you hook your left hand thumb over the top of the neck, which may make the transition from guitar easier. Doesn't seem like a compelling argument to me, though.

The nice thing about the double neck guitar vs the Stick is that you wouldn't have to learn a different tuning.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-24-2006, 01:50 AM
 
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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

While I love Adam's playing I find that his new guitar is plain hideous. The headstock has a way to agressive look when compared with the body and the body shape looks like a stretched JS. Just MHO.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-01-2006, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

thanks for the feedback. I really DO NOT want to learn a new tuning. Falura is great, and actually, i like his new guitar. After speaking with both companies REK seems like a better shop.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-01-2006, 04:33 AM
 
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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

It's Fulara, not Falura

...Maybe you could convert a regular doubleneck somehow?

To me the most attractive tapping instrument must be the Warr guitar, but they are pricey and it is one single neck...
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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

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It's Fulara, not Falura

...Maybe you could convert a regular doubleneck somehow?

To me the most attractive tapping instrument must be the Warr guitar, but they are pricey and it is one single neck...
I saw a woman play one of those at the Musikmesse yesterday very impressive . Will post a review later this weekend .

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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

I was very close to going to the MM, but lack of reasonable budget plane tickets and of organisation on my part, together with the fact that I thought I have to work all of this and next week kind of buried that plan...
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I was very close to going to the MM, but lack of reasonable budget plane tickets and of organisation on my part, together with the fact that I thought I have to work all of this and next week kind of buried that plan...
A shame.

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Re: Two hand "touch style" guitar

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I don't see the point in having two necks instead of one. Maybe it makes it lighter or not so neck heavy or something.
It has two necks so that your hands won't get in each other's way, if you'r playing a bass walk in the 5th position but you have to play a chord or melody in the 5th position too, it's just much easier to have neck for each hand.
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