Acoustic Double-Neck Guitarist Ian Ethan began a journey into truly uncharted territory when he picked up this seldom-seen 18-string instrument in 2005, two years after leaving the Berklee College of Music.  While most who venture to play the instrument are either baffled by or unaware of the possibilities that it offers (its history seems to peg it as more of a grandiose stage prop than a valid musical tool), for him it is simply “the most effective and intuitive means I’ve found to translate into sound the things I’m hearing in my head.”

Praised by multiple Emmy-winning producer/composer Peter Bruce Wilder, featured on radio and tv stations from New England to California, and now gaining recognition and support from instrument companies such as Ovation guitars and Kyser Capos, the 29-year-old will be releasing a new album in early 2012 on Makk Records International (a label co-launched in January 2011 by world-renowned woodwind player Paul McCandless, of jazz supergroup Oregon and Paul Winter Consort fame, and one-of-a-kind, up-and-coming Jazz Harp virtuoso Motoshi Kosako.)

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