Saturday, August 27, 2005

Mystery #28


Do you know what this is? Post your guesses in the comments.

12 comments:

Appalachian Gun Trash said...

String pegs on some sort of musical instrument. Piano, maybe?

brizfam said...

Piano

Elevation Goddess said...

piano strings connected at the edge. looks like a grand, but i'm not positive.... God i hope i'm right this time. I was so sure about the ice water thingy, because i've SEEN water under ice before....

Codegarden said...

nawww, not a piano. looks like a hammered dulcimer or a zither or a harpsichord maybe?

kenju said...

Some kind of musical instrument pegs.

Blair said...

I have to say piano or some sit down stringed instrument because I beleive I see a person at the end, so I was thinking a grand piano with the "hood" up...

Rick Lee said...

OK... dang... too easy. It's a grand piano.

Philip said...

You know, when you say that it's too easy because we get it right, it could easily be taken as an insult. Maybe we're just too smart? :)

Kim said...

It wasn't that easy - I was totally stumped.....

Rick Lee said...

Yes, I guess it IS kind of insulting. But when I post a picture and people start guessing it within minutes, that's immediately what I think. It could also be just luck that THE person who COULD recognize it sees it within minutes of the posting rather than hours later. When I'm deciding what to post, I usually have several versions of the photo... some including more detail than others... and I have decide which one to choose. I want it to be hard, but I also want it to be POSSIBLE. If they are impossible, it wouldn't be any fun. But if you already know what the thing is, it's really hard to judge how which to pick. The other trick to doing this is that it has to be something that's familiar to most people. You can't pick something that ONLY 1 percent of the population would recognize.

Philip said...

I was really kidding. You're right, it was too easy. Too many musicians in the audience. :)

Appalachian Gun Trash said...

I believe Phillip called it on this particular mystery photo. I do the guitar, dobro, and can make noise of the banjo. So, once I saw the string wrapping it was just a matter of figuring out which stringed instrument. If I'd taken up percussion instead, I'd still be wondering what the photo was! :-)