:Mermaid- Andy Manson.
Andy Manson, perhaps best known as the luthier who built John Paul Jones’ triple-necked guitar during the Led Zeppelin years, spent three years creating his Mermaid Guitar. Manson refers to this as a musical sculpture, as opposed to a guitar.
The lifesize body is constructed of an amazing number of woods, including mahogany, walnut, satinwood, snakewood, sycamore, willow, and cherry. Manson’s shop is in Portugal, and the Mermaid is for sale. To hear the guitar being played by Manson, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd8IfxYvbUE.