Watch Jared Dines demo his 18-string Ormsby guitar

Surprise: This behemoth can actually be played.

Ormsby 18-string guitar

Jared Dines at Winter NAMM 2018 unveiled the 18-string guitar he had commissioned Ormsby Guitars to build. It’s a wacky, off-the-wall guitar, to say the least—and now we finally get to hear how it sounds.

A few days back, Dines shared a video of the instrument in all its glory, proving that this monster of a guitar can truly sing. Titled “Djent 2018,” the clip shows the YouTube star taking the 18-stringer for a proper run: two-handed tapping, searing solos, galloping riffs, and all that lovely stuff. He plays it like a violin, bow included. He plays it like a piano. But it’s djent that he’s really after.

The guitar was built by Australian luthier Perry Ormsby, and features a two-piece body, nine-piece neck and custom pickups. It even has a “genuine stone top” and a “carbon fiber rear headstock reinforcement plate.” And if you’re interested in the tuning for the beast, it’s *deep breath*: E-D#-C#-F#-B-E-D#-G#-C#-F#-B-E-A-D-G-B-E-A.

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