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Esteban Antonio Plays 17-String Grand Concert Harp Guitar — Video

Once again, this video isn't exactly new (it's from 2011), but it made its way into my inbox this morning and is clearly worth a share.

It shows Esteban Antonio playing the Ha-Shem, a 17-string Grand Concert Harp Guitar.

The guitar, which was designed by Antonio and built by Kif Wood, lets you combine plucking and bowing techniques, thus creating a fairly unique sound.

For more information (and more videos of Antonio and the Ha-Shem in action), follow Antonio on YouTube and visit

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.