I caught part of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood today. He was in Negri's Music shop, playing toy piano with Negri on guitar and some dude playing this:
(This is not the guy from the show.) The Stumpf Fiddle. I remember seeing these things when I was a kid, but I only have a dim memory of them:
Looks easy to build. I'd like to see Mr. Buddy playing one.
It strikes me as a "deceptively easy to play" instrument, similar to the ukulele. There are two approaches with such an instrument:
1. Take it serious and make music
2. Fart around with it and make noise
So I want one of these things! I guess I'll add it to my musical wish list.