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Double-Neck “Bouzoukitara” Guitar Demo Video

Not sure how many bouzouki players we have out there, but this video is worth your attention no matter what stringed instrument you play.

Meet the “Bouzoukitara.”

Where did it come from? Yossi Sassi — who plays the acoustic bouzouki (think Greek mandolin) and electric guitar — was looking for an efficient way to switch between both instruments.

After collaborating with luthier Benjamin Millar, the two came up with an instrument they've dubbed the Bouzoukitara. The video below demos their latest model, the Mark II.

The double-neck instrument has a shared surface, so when one guitar is played, it resonates to the open strings of the other guitar, allowing the player to produce unique sound layers.

Hear it for yourself below and tell us what you think!

Find out more about guitar builder Benjamin Millar at millarguitars.com and Yossi Sassi at yossisassi.com.

Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.