Friday 22 August 2008

Luthier Andy Manson Creates the Mermaid Guitar

(luthier is a maker of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars)

Andy Manson, a luthier from Great Britain has built a sculptural guitar, of a mermaid onwhich he plays Siren Song in this video.

The original idea for this piece was the life size representation of a human as the resonating body of a musical instrument, the guitar frequently being compared with the female form,

The Mermaid Guitar is a fully functioning and playable life size musical sculpture. It is entirely hollow, weighing 9 lbs, built using state of the art contemporary guitar making technique and materials. The instrument and it's case took three years to construct using 19 different types of wood.

I'm trying to comprehend the meaning of this Mermaids appeareance, like when did you ever see a physical rendition of a Mermaid on its knees with its head tilted back with an open mouth ?
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