Die Skifflemacher Skifflebox
Die Skifflemacher Skifflebox, the Skifflebox is an instrument that is great for experimental and improvisational musical approaches. It is is built by children of an elementary-school-project performed by the Ahrensburger Weg Elementary School in Hamburg. The project is called "Die Skifflemacher" and it has been created by Mr. Stefan Heimers, who is the inventor of the Skiffle-Box (inspired bei the Tea-Box-Bass, which is well-known in Skiffle music). While producing these instruments the children come to know the basics of building an acoustic instrument and they are experiencing their first steps into the world of music. Moreover they learn the basic rules of the creation of value from production, to distribution, to the final sale of the product. All revenues and profits flow back to the elementary school-project "Die Skifflemacher". So this is a Non-Profit-Project. Musikhaus Thomann merely offers the platform for this interesting and versatile instrument. Every single instrument shows the names of the children who have built it as a branding. The Skifflebox features a 20 x 20cm body, a neck with a single string tuned to D, and a sheet metal for scratching and percussive effects. The framework inside is made of pine-wood. The body is made of 3mm laminated birch, post diameter 14mm, length of the beech-wood post is 50cm. 2Länge 50cm, the string-winding-wheels has a diameter of 30mm and is made of pine-wood, peg length 50mm, peg diameter 5mm, string: classical guitar low E-string, comes with picks and tuning-key.