321.312 Spike box lutes or spike guitars

Skiffle lute, a spike lute made after an instrument with a tin can resonator. The resonating body is formed of a black plastic bottle with two slots cut out for soundholes. The tripod bridge may be made from the lid of the bottle. Wooden broom-handle type neck extending from the top of the bottle and integral peg-box with two sticks of bamboo for pegs. The two thin nylon strings are secured round a nail projecting from the base of the bottle; the nail is attached internally to the base of the wooden neck which traverses the whole length of the body.

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