An exercise to force me over to the 'other side', played on a Honduras Mahogany and Spruce Instrument and with a bent Ash bow, both made a time ago.

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Comment by Greg (Grego) Dana on February 23, 2010 at 7:44pm
Thanks Strumelia, and John.
Turned out there were enough of those on youtube to give a pretty good introduction. Nice.
I suppose you have also seen the bowed dulcimer clips, which are a little closer to our focus here. All these variations go a ways in reassuring me that I'm not the only crackpot around that's willing to try just about anything just to see what happens.
Comment by John Henry Charles Crocker on February 23, 2010 at 2:05am
Hello Grego. It is a 'Tennessee Music Box' , or more correctly, my take on a type of ninteenth century simple rectangular instrument which seems to be gaining new interest thanks in no small part to the late David Schnaufer. I live in the UK,so had only seen (and heard) of the TMB by virtue of being given a CD which featured it, and was so taken by it I rushed the making of the one that you see, so it is not entirely true to type, the main 'fault' being that it is fretted under all its four strings whereas its original form would have had so called staple frets under the melody string only. There is a lot more information to be obtained now by virtue of the internet , so I have already cut timber for another attempt. Thank you for your interest,
Comment by Greg (Grego) Dana on February 22, 2010 at 8:27pm
What's the box thing behind you Charles? Looks like a rectangular dulcimer...

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