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"HI THERE GARY ! SEEyour picture from the Viking Lira come by one of the earlyest string instruments  made by primetiv man ,do you have a sound sample? i was planning on making one myself  ,i have sound samples in my audio collection but…"
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
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How many instruments have you built so far?
50+
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The spirit of building an instrument that anyone can play.
A challenge to produce new ideas to homemade guitars.

Lyre build

I must say from the beginning, I built the harp from an old picture.

I used 3 steel and 1 wrapped guitar strings i had laying around.

As for the height, it was to match this old photograph.

It does have a gentle sound with a Rozzoned Bow.

Not perfect, it's my first and the pleasure is all mine.

Isn't that what it all about?

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At 1:01pm on December 11, 2019, Andries D. EKER said…

HI THERE GARY ! SEEyour picture from the Viking Lira come by one of the earlyest string instruments  made by primetiv man ,do you have a sound sample? i was planning on making one myself  ,i have sound samples in my audio collection but they are all whit female vocals. and what strings did you use ? Kind season greeeettsszzz A.D.  

At 7:04am on October 18, 2019, Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson said…

Thank you Gary! ~ I must admit I'm not a prolific builder & I don't sell. Regarding the LPG's, there's mountains of info on CBN but if I were to offer any advice I'd say select plates in old steel or aluminium, rather than some of these modern alloy ones. Also avoid cutting them if possible to retain the integrity, & use surface mounted mag pickups not piezo's. Just my opinion of course :)) 

At 9:31am on September 20, 2018, Gary Thorne said…

Thanks for all the comments.  I learn by your ideas and thoughts.

 
 
 

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