Instruments are fun! Homemade ones more so, and ones that look and sound as if a violin and a bass were thrown off the empire state building, landed in a tuba and run over by a taxi and a humpback whale* are the most fun.
So, lets make one!
This is more of an instructional instructable then specific instructions on how to build my instrument.
*I adopted a whale, though if he runs over tuba's is uncertain
Step 1: Materials
What you need (for a stringed instrument, which is what we will be making):
Strings (Golly!) Rubber bands work fine.
Resonant chambers. They amplify the sound. Technology known as "Altoids Tins" work well.
Materials. Whatever you're going to build the structure from. I used (gasp) Knex, because they were in a bucket between my feet at the time of writing.