The Pat Metheny Page

PAT METHENY ON MANZER GUITARS:

"Linda Manzer made me a 6-string. It was the instrument I used to record 'Lonely Woman' on Rejoicing. That tune just sparkles because of that guitar. She made me that one guitar, which I immediately fell in love with, and then I said 'Well, how about you make me a 12-string?' The night I got it, I wrote four tunes. It was a totally inspiring instrument." - Pat Metheny

HEAR MANZER GUITARS ON PAT METHENY RECORDINGS:

You can hear Pat play his Manzer collection on his acoustic duet CD with Charlie Haden - 'BEYOND THE MISSOURI SKY' and on the PMG Group CD 'Speaking of Now', and the soundtrack 'Map of the World' plus his most recently released solo guitar CD 'One Quiet Night' featuring a Manzer Baritone guitar

PAT METHENY'S ARTISTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH MANZER GUITARS:

Linda: "I met Pat over 20 years ago after a concert and I've had the pleasure and the wonderful challenge of building instruments for him ever since. His desire for unique sounds has made me "push the envelope"with each of these 16 + special instruments."

PAT METHENY'S MANZER GUITAR COLLECTION (STILL GROWING):

  • Manzer flattop
  • Manzer flattop (12 string)
  • The Twins: Tiple/Methenytone (a very tiny Manzer)
  • Sitar Guitar
  • Classical flattop
  • Classical fretless archtop 6 and 12
  • Little Manzer Classical (7 string)
  • Little Manzer Steel string
  • Studio Archtop
  • Tiny Archtop
  • 3 Baritone Guitars
  • Pikasso

 

[Photo at the top of this page by Manfred Schweda.]