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Rüdiger Thonius  
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large product photo   work in progress since 1983

The body hacked from Portuguese pine, the spruce top cut from an old drawer. Strings from monofile fishing wire, 20 and 25 kg/string, bass strings double and triple twined. This project started in 1983, I burned 2 hides, 2 necks and now finally it got a wooden top (which cracked, but this does not disturb the sound) This wooden top version offers a different, crispy sound which in comparison to the volume of the cowhide-version is louder - a direction to pursue, perhaps. Tuning pegs from a zither. Size about 100 cm.