so i've just saw this video about a musical instrument from Madagascar called Kabosy; looked familiar for some reasons. !  

anyone ever heard about it? interesting frets spacing on the first one..

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yup totally agree :) 

read a chapter of Lomax's book some times ago  telling about the participatory approach of the music in african music, very interesting...

well i wish i could tell more about all of this but my English expressing is too limited ahah..

kewl  .  ;-)

Cousins to CBGs.   I like them. 

I believe that The Phrygian Kid has done work with some necks with similar fretting. Interesting how so many things in the construction of our "primal instruments" have been around for many years. The early builds from the plantation slaves in the south are most likely influenced from these. Also shows how the basic concept of our builds has a lot of history behind it.

 yes; i  can't help wondering if these instrument are cousin by coincidence or if they actually could have directly inspired the first cbg builds . !

i remember seeing one here with the same kind of fretting some times ago too but couldn't remember who made it; i will check Phrygian kid's pics

:)

I was in a secondhand market with a couple of  tin two stringer i built when a guy stop and ask me "are these instruments come from Madagascar" ? ...i didn't understood at first but when came home my curiosity push me to search online about instrument from Madagascar; and found out about the kabosy, so thats what this guy must have been talking about; and i believed they must be big part in the origin of the cbgs!

a article i found here: the concise Garland encyclopedia of world music says this combination of frets may have been developed so this type of kabosy could be played while walking...

older than  you  may  think.

Don't know Mr Pick, sometimes I think pretty old.

;-)

aaah yep saw these some time ago; love these egytptian "cbg" ;)
i think the box guitar 's building must be in our universal primitive genetics ahah must be the reason we cant help builiding them

This is a great find Calim!  Thanks for posting. 

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