This latest thingymajig was inspired very much by the ridiculous and amazing Daxophone.
the idea for the Clampophone is simple, sandwich a contact mic between some wood, clamp bits onto said wood, pick up the vibrations of said clamped item and make them loud with the resonating box + the contact mic.
This would really be more of a microphone than an actual instrument, and then experiments galore to come with what to clamp to it! ideas are already in swing to make a mbira style attachment, as well as Toungue drum style carved wooden bits.
any more ideas on a postcard and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org