2010 Montreal Guitar Show
Made by Alan Carruth, this harp guitar sports a separate soundboard for the bass strings—just like a true harp. Carruth built it as part of a competition in which luthiers had to create an instrument from materials that cost less than $100. "That pinblock at the bottom end is there because it's the only way I could get in under the $100 materials limit," Carruth recently explained to members of the harpguitars.net forum. "Another set of machines would have blown the budget. However, that block is bolted on, so it can be replaced with something that's a bit less of a kludge."