Avoc Gourd Instrument

The Kaeoubo is a strung gourd instrument, where the strings are secured inside and outside the instrument. The strings due to construction have been historically tuned to EGDE, though additional tunings have seen use recently.

The Kaeoubo is an avoc musical instrument that sonically resembles an acoustic guitar.

On the outside of the instrument the strings are plucked and held in determinable positions to change the way the string vibrates inside the gourd to produce sounds. The saddle on the top of the instrument is rounded to maximize the amount of resonance that moves through the string from the outside of the instrument inward. Inside the instrument, where the strings are attached, are tuning pegs so that the notes that each string produces can be changed.

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