The Kiwaidae, a recycled box guitar. Ingredients: An old beech-wood box with plywood front and back, a piece of Lignum Vitae (South American Hardwood), 3 tuna cans, a piece of beech from an old bed for the neck, some threaded rod, nuts and washers, recycled tuners from some broken Spanish guitar, two 38 mm and 2 two 14 mm piezo's, some wiring and a few old potentiometers left over from a guitar repair. Combine all with a bit of creativity and see here; a tri-cone resonator RBG!
I'm not a guitar-player, but still wanted to answer some questions asked by other builders and let you hear how it sounds...
We call it the Coevorden Special, and there's a reason for that! This Recycled Box Guitar is a specially made for Singer/Songwriter Robert Burton Hubele from Vancouver, Canada. As you all know, Vancouver is named after the Dutch town of Coevorden. We are originally from the Netherlands. To make this RBG an all-round usable 6-string with a vintage feel, we took apart a 1969 Jedson "telecaster" for the hardware. The Teisco pickup's are really great, still rocking after 45 years!
I'm not a singer, I'm not a guitar player, I'm a builder. Still, here's a song performed on the CBG called Amália.
Triple Chaos instruments are made in the little recycling and woodwork shop on a lonely hill at the rural heart of Portugal called; Não Só Serradura, (translated in to English; Not Just Sawdust)
The Creative Couple
They are living in a 200 year old cottage on a lonely hill in the rural heart of Portugal. Next to working on the Triple Chaos creative instruments in the "Not Just Sawdust" woodwork and recycling workshop, they're running the Bluesbarn Studio, make video's, write poems and books, paint, build marionettes and other puppets, love, welcome guests, and enjoy life their way.