|Project by mountain934||posted 04-27-2012 01:53 PM||2077 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Well it`s been awhile since i did such a unique instrument as this one. It all started with buying an old washboard at the local thrift store. Sittin in my shop and staring at it … thinkin…now what can i make out of this…lol. Then it started…a stringed instrument ! there`s 11 strings in all, bottom- 4 string dulci, middle-6 string harp, top- 1 bass string drone. It has 4 rod piezo`s in the bridge and a magnetic pickup under the metal part. Seperate input jacks so i can use 2 amps at once. The body was the bottom of an old silverware box..17” x 12” x 4”. The frame is doubled up 1×2 red oak. The fretboard is exotic Bocote and is screwed in place, i will be doing another fretboard later with a guitar fretting so i can switch them in and out. It turned out super nice for just the 3 months it took me to build it. A very unique sound and i`m very happy with it !
-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.