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The daxophone, invented by Hans Reichel , is a musical instrument of the idiophone category. In appearance it somewhat resembles a wooden ruler with one end hanging over the edge of a table (though daxophones are often carved in very elaborate shapes, the basic proportions of a ruler are kept). It is normally played by bowing the free end, but it can also be struck or plucked. The sound is amplified with a contact microphone . A wide range of voice-like timbres can be produced, depending on the shape of the instrument, the type of wood, where it is bowed, and where along its length it is stopped with a separate block of wood (fretted on one side) called the "dax."
- http://www.daxo.de/ - Hans Reichel's daxophone site
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