Thursday, January 9, 2014
This is an instrument that Ed built. He was inspired by an article about the Scandinavian Psalmodikon. And he decided to give it a go. Adding his own ideas to a traditionally one string instrument, he put two on his.
The box was a purchase from an antique shop. It measures about 34 3/4" x 6 3/4" x 4". He used a piece of galvanized steel for the top. The original instruments were made with a wooden top. The fret board is oak. And he handmade the bridge at the far end. It is tuned to a D and F#.
It makes a lovely sound, when strummed or bowed.
Well done, my "sweet ol' music maker man."
May you hear beautiful music today! Audrey