Steve Vai’s award-winning guitarist will receive a real masterpiece from Ibanez Guitars, which carried out the Hydra project, combining two guitars, a bass and a harp into one. Contrary to appearances, this is a real instrument, not a support / bard in the MMORPG game.
The Hydra multi-guitar guitar combines four instruments into one
The steampunk instrument Hydra was commissioned by award-winning guitarist Steve Vai. Although these types of “multi-guitar guitars” are nothing new, a first glance at this exact design reveals that it is not something “just what”. However, not only in terms of appearance, which is to be “seductive” and even “soothing”.
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After five years of working on the Hydra guitar, it was possible to combine a 7- and 12-string guitar, a 4-string bass and a 13-string symphonic harp. Such a 4in1 is complemented by a mix of single-coil pickups, a MIDI system and, above all, a steampunk design. It consists of … in fact, everything with three vacuum tubes, a power indicator, illuminated buttons and stylized knobs, sliders and switches, cogs, screws, antiqued metal plates, exposed cables and wires.