Introduction: A 5-minute Stringed Instrument From Household Items.

This is a quick how-to on how to build yourself the easiest/quickest tunable stringed instrument in the world out of bits you probably have lying around your house.

The wire I used was from the inside of a washing line, however you can use a plethora of other types of wire/fishing line/old guitar strings etc.

The button is used to prevent the plastic lid from splitting, you can use buttons, or a nail, toothpicks, a pencil. Anything that will spread the tension of the wire so that the soft plastic doesn't rip/tear.



It can be played like a Gopichord/Ektara if you want some inspiration on how to play it!

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The video is all you need to watch! There's a bug at the moment on instructables with publishing video-tutorials, so making this a step-by-step instructable was my way around that.

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flyingpuppy (author)2013-07-10

Slow music, in keeping with the slow food movement. : )
Hey, wanna jam? Me and my didgeridoo...

flyingpuppy (author)flyingpuppy2013-07-10

Folks, you should watch the end of this video where he actually plays the instrument!

martbkr (author)2013-07-07

How's it put together .
The video won't olay

kdf.inc1969 (author)2013-07-07

watched the video and all i could see was a group playing together on stage lol. love it

thirst4know (author)2013-07-05

sounds like a berimbau. Fun make, will do when i have some "dead" guitar strings on my next change out. Maybe even make the berimbau design with a coffee tin and old salt water pole. MODERN PRIMITIVES! HAH!

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