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Comment by Tres Seaver on September 1, 2009 at 10:08pm
Where's the monkey? :)

Cool notion, thanks for sharing it.
Comment by Kirk Withrow on September 1, 2009 at 8:40pm
The instrument is strummed by pieces of a rubber tire attached to one side of a small hinge, the other side is attached to the undersurface of the wheel. Some have one piece, some have two. You turn the wheel and they strum the strings. The instrument is presumably meant to be tuned to open E given the chord letters on the side of the neck. The strings are 'fretted' by sliding the handle up and down the neck. It moves along a groove routed in the back of the neck and has a cylinder held against the strings with springs. The cylinder is notched just like the nut and and the bridge (which is under the wheel). This keeps the strings spaced appropriately.
Comment by Roosterman on September 1, 2009 at 4:17am
Yup, thats an interesting concept - demo, demo, demo!!!
Comment by Brian Lemin on September 1, 2009 at 3:05am
I have just thought, we need a video clip for this one......
Comment by Brian Lemin on September 1, 2009 at 3:02am
And i thought I was crazy making a Cigar Box Hurdy Gurdy!

Curly, explain yourself or sign yourself in to an institution! :) ( I will be there as the my next project is a Cigar Box Clavichord!)
Comment by Dave V on September 1, 2009 at 1:48am
WTF???

Explain please? Is that a rosin wheel? And a capo? or do you run it up and down the neck as you play?

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