You are not logged in.

#1 2012-11-02 01:19:19

gabbysings2
Senior Member
Registered: 2009-01-23
Posts: 112

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.

Offline

 

#2 2012-11-02 09:45:07

Buzzwagon
Senior Member
From: Surrey, UK
Registered: 2008-11-23
Posts: 306

Re: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

Any pics?

Jerry


One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

Offline

 

#3 2012-11-02 09:50:23

Roger Guppy
The Laid Back Moderator
From: Almancil, Algarve, Portugal
Registered: 2006-09-02
Posts: 4662
Website

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


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)
Do, or do not. There is no try. (Yoda)

Offline

 

#4 2012-11-04 07:35:50

bunbun
Senior Member
Registered: 2010-09-24
Posts: 255

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.

Offline

 

#5 2012-11-06 15:44:50

nahian
Junior Member
Registered: 2012-11-06
Posts: 1

Re: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

Its really a nice post..wink

Offline

 

#6 2012-11-06 21:45:58

dino48
Honoured Member
From: los banos,california
Registered: 2007-04-06
Posts: 4245

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.

Offline

 

#7 2012-11-06 22:53:50

Roger Guppy
The Laid Back Moderator
From: Almancil, Algarve, Portugal
Registered: 2006-09-02
Posts: 4662
Website

Re: Weird string instrument...need help identifying

French.


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)
Do, or do not. There is no try. (Yoda)

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by PunBB
© Copyright 2002–2005 Rickard Andersson