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    7-string Eclectic-Guitar made of cedar and ebony with 7 single pickups under the strings.

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    The guitar player Andreas Gomoll wanted to have his initials on the fretboard.

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    Oil and wax highlights the wild grains of the macassar-ebony.

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    This version of the eclectic-guitar is made of curled Koa.

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    If wanted the eclectic-guitar can be built for playing with guitar belt.

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    The headplate of the eclectic-guitar is made of ebony. The tuners are specially built for the 7-string version.

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    Wave Guitar made of spruce and maccassar-ebony

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    The back of the guitar is made of waxed maccassar-ebony

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    Wave Guitar with Collateral Sound Holes

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    The 3D soundhole also faces in the direction of the guitarist - allowing a more direct perception of the sounds

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    Manufacturer's Logo Inlay on the Back of the Headstock

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    Sideview of the Left Sound Hole

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    Wave Guitar with Cutaway and Pickups

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    Cutaway Detail

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    The side in the cutaway is flush with the neck

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    The radius of the cutaway opens towards the back because of the angular attachment of the neck

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    Eclectic Guitar with 24 Frets and Double Cutaway

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    The neck - body attachment has been designed near the 22nd fret for comfortable handling in higher registers

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    The Eclectic Guitar has a built-in pickup system.

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    The lateral one of the three soundholes is built into the rib as a 3D monitor box.

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    Doubleneck-guitar with 12 sympathic strings. The second neck is fretless and has only 5 strings.

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    Detail of the headplates. The tuners of the shorter neck are fixed only onesided not to trouble while playing.

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    The sympathic strings run into the top of the guitar. The tuners for these strings are fixed in the sides.

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    The sympathic strings run over a special bridge, which generates the typical snaring sound of a sitar

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    The tuners for the sympathic strings and the knobs for pick-ups are placed in the side of the guitar.

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    detail of the tuners for the sympathic strings

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    detail of the sympathic strings

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    The back and the sides are made of Bubinga wood. The white stripe is natural part of this beautiful wood.

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    detail of the soundhole with pick-up and string muter of the sympathic strings

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    detail of the sides

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    before the concert in the museum for musical instrument in Leipzig

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    tenor ukulele with pickup system and cutaway

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    Sides and Back are made of walnut.

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    The control unit for the pickup is placed in the side.

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    The cutaway is asymmetrical and widens to the back.

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    Puerto Rican Cuatro

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    The instrumente is made of spruce und indian rosewood, the decorations of macassar-ebony and snakewood.

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    The use of the natural grains of the ebony creates a organic contrast to the precise symmetry of the instrument.

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»Philip Neumann is a stroke of luck for the guitar scene. He is not only one of the most innovative guitar makers of our time, whose results are electrifying - but he is also to great extent focused on the art of guitar making of long gone periods and the lovingly, conscientious restoration of old, exclusive master instruments based on up-to-date scientific methods.
As I have already said: a stroke of luck.« Sigi Schwab

Recension from Akustik Gitarre May/June 2008

sound sample: Max Clouth plays his doubleneck guitar.