Craziest 1965 Koontz Custom Triple Neck
I have never seen a guitar like this before… It’s a 20 pounds ‘monster’. It looks very cool, though a little intimidating.
As if playing the guitar wasn’t hard enough, pulling this three-headed beast out surely sets the standard high… and maybe even impresses a few ladies… 🙂
You can read some facts about this one, below the video…
Let me know what you think about this one…!
“This is a one-of-a-kind Custom Triple-neck guitar was specially built by New York Luthier Sam Koontz between 1965 and 1967. Unique triple-cutaway, multi-bound flamed maple, chambered body with ‘Florentine’ cutaways measuring 19.50 inches in width and just under 1 3/4 inches in thickness. This ‘monster’ guitar weighs a healthy 19.20 lbs (definitely not for a six-stone weakling) and has three (bolt-on) one-piece mahogany necks. All three necks have individual Grover ‘Rotomatic’ tuners with kidney-shaped metal buttons. The three headstocks are all multi-bound with black laminate faces. The six-string guitar (in the center) has “Koontz” and a nine-piece decoration all inlaid in mother-of-pearl. The twelve-string and the six-string bass necks just feature the nine-piece decoration. All three necks have ‘dome’ shaped black plastic truss-rod covers, each with two screws. Each neck is secured by four screws. The six-string neck has a nut width of just under 1 5/8 inches and a medium-to-thick profile.”