My latest instrument is a 2-stringed droning guitar for Mehdi from *Shels and owner of shelsmusic, one of the best independant record labels out there!
It uses a motor at one end of the neck to spin a small piece of string at the other, the string hits the wire and creates a droning noise.
It’s made from 100% recycled and reclaimed materials, using an old electric motor as a pickup, nails for frets, scrap wood for the body and neck, strings from a washing line and a motor from an old tape cassette player.
It’s being played by Rich Stephenson, who is fast becoming my instrument guinea pig.
More photos of the build and the finished product after the break