Mono-Man is my interpretation of the cordophone.
This archaic and rudimentary instrument, is what composer Charles Quevillon wanted, to highlight the finale of his work - corde a vide -, literally -open string-, a poetic take on the simple action of plucking the string of an instrument.
I have seen Charle's work (below) in person, and it was (in the room) a transcending experience. Far away from guitar scales and any form of -shredding-, this minimalist, instrumental -action-, had something quite telling.
I focused on making this build very simply ; Its construction is as genuine as possible, in regards to the prehistoric time it relates to.
Made of hide-glue, goat skin and red cedar, Its stage-use led me to play with light and use transparency in its making:
-Composing the back and the face of Mono-man is the same goat skin material.
I added cross-braces on all major nodal-points of its string length.
One string, on Hipshot bass tuner!