The Aeoliolin

This is a kitty litter scooper Aeolian Violin. Or an Aeoliolin. A Violin played by the wind.
One of the benefits at working at a school is that kids break things. A lot. Somebody broke their violin at the neck, which left me with a perfectly nice body to play with.
It works when the wind makes the strings resonate. I rigged up a neck to allow as much wind to hit the strings as possible, added 11 strings (3 steel guitar, 2 Nylon Guitar and 6 Banjo) and a very basic headstock.
(It starts about 18 seconds in)
It’s been finished for about a month now but today was the first windy day we’ve had in a while! Also the school I work in is next to a train track, which explains the train in the recording… and the children…
There’s more photos too…

Published by Vulpestruments

An assortment of hand crafted instruments, made from recycled, reused and readily available parts

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