never seen or heard of them till now.
canny instrument and sound good to.
heres a video clip of one.
I bet it is not critical, just make sure you can get strings long enough, like weed wacker line.
thanx for your help guys.....am sure its not critical, as such, the scaling.....trial and error as always.....might use some violin fine tuners.....rob
Thanks, Rob. The attraction for me is that unusual instruments are a great introduction to different countries and cultures, etc.
“As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day.” – Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, journalist and author
Akontings are cool - I need to build one.
Anybody see the Bela Fleck documentary called Throw Down Your Heart? He goes to Africa to find the origins of the banjo and there are a bunch of great examples of instruments like this. Highly recommended.