The Sympathetic Drone Cello

2015

A 19-string cello with 5 main bowed strings, 10 sympathetic resonating strings on a "jiwari" bridge and 4 drone strings bowed by a motorized, Hurdy-Gurdy-type bowing wheel.

Built by Fred Carlson and Suzy Norris

watch this video of Fred talking about the instrument and owner Nathan Barre playing it

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