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    Three made-up instruments. Might they work?

    http://deggan.blogspot.fr/2012/10/th...struments.html

    Adrien Deggan is a artist I chanced upon. I really like his work. Recently, he has posted three wonderful string instruments renderings that he conjured up. Thought these were definitely worth sharing with you.

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    Why not?.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Why not?.............
    Well the first one doesn't have a nut, and the strings would float really high off the fingerboard. The second instrument does not have a fingerboard. So it would be limited to eight notes only. The last one however, looks fine. I would in fact be very curious to attempt to play it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip1984 View Post
    Well the first one doesn't have a nut, and the strings would float really high off the fingerboard. The second instrument does not have a fingerboard. So it would be limited to eight notes only. The last one however, looks fine. I would in fact be very curious to attempt to play it.
    Excellent answers all...
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip1984 View Post
    Well the first one doesn't have a nut, and the strings would float really high off the fingerboard. The second instrument does not have a fingerboard. So it would be limited to eight notes only. The last one however, looks fine. I would in fact be very curious to attempt to play it.
    This isn't entirely correct, though. Well at least with the second part. Just because an instrument does not have a finger board, does not mean that you cannot change the pitch. Instead of pressing your fingers to the finger board and holding the string down, to stop the vibrations, it'd be a pinch between two fingers. Harmonics are also possible, which are possible on just about every string instrument.

    As to the first one and it's lack of a nut, this instrument in it's current design would be unusable with or with out a nut. Why? Because think about where the strings would be connected to the pegs from that picture. The peg box is a solid piece of wood with the pegs stuck in it, with no where for the strings to go but out. If you notice in the picture (if you can't see I've blown it up) there's no actual strings on the instrument:

    Although it's hard to see (as it's a 2D image) but the strings would barely be on the finger board rendering it fairly useless.
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    Interesting instruments and stringing. I play string bass and viola also..little guitar. Might be fun to try and see if one could get them to be playable... always good for the Medieval Fair...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by wljmrbill View Post
    Interesting instruments and stringing. I play string bass and viola also..little guitar. Might be fun to try and see if one could get them to be playable... always good for the Medieval Fair...LOL
    Well the second and third ones would be fine (although I'd suggest adding a finger board to the second for ease of play). The first one the peg box needs to be hollowed out such like on members of the violin family and the string attached to the peg inside of the peg box (as opposed the awkward angles out). That would be the simplest solution that I can think of. (May wanna add a nut too)
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    The 3rd pic seems to be a 5 string bass it even has a permanent spike but the machine head is a none starter and an "O" hole instead of "F" holes, I don't think it will catch on, ha I just noticed the keyboard.
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    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

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    We have a plethora of ideas but nothing of much practical use eh CD
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    We have a plethora of ideas but nothing of much practical use eh CD
    Well, the Swedes use the Nyckelharpa(link to picture posted) for much folkmusic in Sweden - Lotsa overtones.............
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    The mind is a wonderful thing and the Swedes very dexterous
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    woe awesome thanks for the share!

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