View Full Version : The Luthier's Pot of Gold

06-12-2013, 10:32 AM
Animusic has been around awhile. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlyCLbt3Thk

What caught my eye was the second comment by "btjohns", offering a million $ to build it. Only a "few" conceptual steps away from the instrument Linda Manzer built for Pat Metheny

Rick, Pete, Ken, Chuck, Alan et al this could be a team event! Probably should ask for the offer in an escrow account.

06-12-2013, 10:50 AM
I was going to build one of those 3 years ago when I first saw it on youtube ....I counted 30 plus sets of strings and Aquila didnt do that model range..So I gave up on the idea.;)

Pete Howlett
06-12-2013, 11:11 AM
It's fun - I really like the tunes :)

06-12-2013, 12:10 PM
Really really cool, but you could never get it to function even if it could be build.

Pete Howlett
06-12-2013, 12:27 PM
I think that is the point isn't it? You have to suspend reality every now and then :)

06-13-2013, 06:24 AM
Wow, that is wonderful! It's so graceful.

06-13-2013, 11:05 AM
Thank you for the posting. I loved it!

06-14-2013, 10:08 AM
I had a drafting teacher in high school who said "If it can be drawn, it can be built".
Or something like that. It makes me wonder...if it can be drawn and animated, can it be built? I bet it can. But at what cost? Big bucks in all the servos and electronics needed for that thing. It could be fun... I've built a cnc, so why not this?
Nah, it would take the rest of my life to make it.