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Multi Thierry Andre Instruments harp guitar sympathetic strings and sub bass
At the Holy Grail guitar show 2015 - Estrel Berlin.
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Blue Jay Way (The Beatles song) - Kinloch Nelson
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Kinloch Nelson with Multi at The Woodstock Invitational Luthier Showcase NY, October 2015. He is such a wonderful individual, and very generous of his time. On that day, he looked at my guitar, and said: - It gonna go fine! 

I left the guitar with him for a few minutes... and he asked if I liked George Harrison ? I told him whatever he came-up with for playing Multi will be all right ; ) His version of -Blue Jay Way- was something to witness in person! Thanks Kinloch! The recording below is not perfect but captures the excitement that was shared on that day.

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Photos by: Peter Wilson
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Workshop view, Mutli back carving in process, 2015
From the first sketches (left) done in 2013, it took literally a years for the idea of a harp guitar to find its way into a dynamic outline.

The more definitive sketch at right hinted a -twisted body- from its lines, and a slim, compact and ergonomic form.
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Below is its back carving complete, a few weeks prior to its presentation at the 2015 Woodstock luthier showcase. 

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One can hear above,  Multi played by Jean-Marc Hébert. 

 

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Presenting Multi in 2015, André participated in two back-to-back guitar shows. Here is a first picture set from the Woodstock Invitational luthier showcase :

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A few days later was the - Holy Grail guitar show - in Berlin. It is worth of mention, as this show was from the beginning put together by the EGB luthiers themselves :

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