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I read in the latest issue of HARMONICA PLAYER fanzine that Big John
Popper is going to unveil a new instrument that he developed with Les
Paul called the 'guitar-monica'. It is a circular guitar-like instrument
with fifteen strings, which is worn like a belt around the waist. The
strings are each hooked to electronic receptors at either side of the
A hose not unlike a chromonica's runs off of it and is hooked to an
oversized harmonica - something like the Hoehner 270 Chromonica but with
a chromatic switch on BOTH ENDS.
When the harmonica is played, it makes a sound like a normal harmonica,
but then the notes are doubled on the belt by a guitar sound.
Supposedly is sounds pretty f'in wicked, and will give Popper a chance to
indulge all of his Hendrix fantasies.