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The Shadows: World’s Tiniest Rockers

Vintage Guitar‘s well-researched history of the Vox musical equipment company contains a particularly delightful side story about “wee” instruments that were designed and manufactured strictly for marionettes!  Peter Stuart Kohman has the scoop: One of the most oddball Vox orders was for a set of miniature equipment for singing puppets, specifically,

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10-string guitar
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Andy Tielman’s 10-String Guitar

Victor Uwaifo‘s double-neck “magic guitar” with 18 strings immediately brings to mind Andy Tielman and his 10-string guitar.  I suspect that many if not most Americans are unfamiliar (as I was) with The Tielman Brothers, a band of siblings from the Netherlands by way of Indonesia.  But check out this

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