The Kiwaidae, a recycled box guitar. Ingredients: An old beech box with plywood front and back, a piece of .. vitae, 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!
Yes, we came up with a name for the tri-cone tuna can's RBG. "The Kiwaidae", named after a 6 legged crab and Kiwa is a male guardian of the sea in Maori mythology. All this because of the re-used tuners that have more or less the shape of a 6 legged water creature, that we copied (in a simplified form) thru out the whole guitar.
After the last coat of lacquer dried, we started with the assembly of the tuna can's. They are on 3mm threaded rod, held in place by ex-ballpoint pen springs, so they are "floating" in the sound holes. Now it's time to do the wiring of the 4 piezo's and components that came out of an old guitar. Wish us luck....
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.