So today I began the construction of my daxophone. Just a little background first:
The daxophone is a relativly new, experimental instrument invented by Hans Reichel in the 1980’s. It is composed of a soundbox, a dax, and a tongue. The tongue vibrates ontop of the soundbox which is connected to an amplifier. The dax is slid up and down the tongue to control pitch. I choose to make this instrument because it’s all about wood, has endless possibilities, and I think it sounds awesome. Here is some further information if your interested:
Here are some pictures documenting the progress so far:
This is the block the dax will be made out of. It has two 1/2” holes to help promote the acoustics.
After rough shaping.
For the pickups I used two piezo transducers and glued them to the lacewood board.
All the electronics are soldered and installed, the soundbox is ready for gluing.
I think I’ll give it the clamps!
At the end of day one this is as far as I have gotten. The soundbox is assembled and the dax, shaped, and sanded to 220.
Thanks for looking! More to come!
-- I'm into rough carpentry, are you?