Topic: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

Here are the particulars:

1.  It is 28 1/2"  long
2.  Body width at bridge 10 3/4 wide
3.  Body is 13 1/4 " long
4.  Neck to head is 10 1/2" long
5.  8 Nuts
6.  2 1/2" hole
7.  Strings are nylon
8.  Strings are set close as in sets of two

Inside label reads:

AKO guitare
Randriamanerasoa  Edouard

email  akoguitare@yahoo.fr.   
Lot 11 0 50 Ex Rue Duplex
Ambandrane  Antananerivo

Fabrication et Reparation
Guitare Electrique Accoustique
Kabosy -Violin-Piano
Travail sur commande




We have googled this to the best of our ability and nothing except an article referencing guitar makers from Madagascar.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.  It's like a puzzle and is monopolizing a lot of time.  lol

btw.   Would like to tune it and try and play it.

Thanks in advance.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qI7y9ivs5Y[/url]  lol
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Re: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

Any pics?

Jerry

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Re: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

Hi Gabby

A photo would be a great help in identifying the instrument. There are instructions from Amy in a 'Sticky' at the start of the About Chordie section or is you are still unsure you can e-mail one to me and I will do it for you.

Roger

Re: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

Found this:

http://www.lexpressmada.com/4898/musiqu … -fils.html

Looks like AKO is a luthier in Madagascar.

Re: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

Its really a nice post..;)

Re: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

bunbun wrote:

Found this:

http://www.lexpressmada.com/4898/musiqu … -fils.html

Looks like AKO is a luthier in Madagascar.

What language is all that writing?

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

French.