$15,000.00 inc. GST
This mammoth guitar is made with a complete Spruce soundboard out of an old upright Becker piano. The original ladder bracing of the piano soundboard was kept in tact and is now what supports the guitar’s top. It is also adorned with piano keys for the rosette and truss rod cover. It stands at a staggering 1.7meters high and a hefty width of 770mm. It plays beautifully as a six string double bass, tuned as BEADGB. Timbers include German Spruce, Queensland Maple, Jarrah, Tasmanian Oak and Hoop Pine (as well as Ebony in the piano keys).
The custom made stand is made from parts of the very same piano. You can see the curved piano lid as the base of the stand.
The piano which this instrument was made, was rescued from a church in Newlyn, VIC. where it was going to be burned (at the stake) as it was no longer tuneable.
This guitar was entered into the inaugural Piano Transformation Challenge in November 2019 and won the “Art and Entertainment” category.
Dimensions in mm- 1700H, 770W, 350D
Materials Used – Spruce Soundboard from a piano, piano keys, Queensland Maple neck, Jarrah fretboard, tailpiece, headstock veneer and binding, Victorian Ash bridge, Hoop Pine back and sides, Curt Mangan long scale bass strings, jute rope for tailpiece connector.
Usability – Can be played as a six string upright bass
Accessories Included – Custom stand, Loose padded bag with strap
Placement – Floor, free standing (stand provided)
Artwork Completed – September 2019