Goji (West Africa)

This is the original violin. Made from a gourd body covered with snake or lizard skin, a stick neck, and a single string made of horse hair. It is bowed with horse hair as well, and has a nasally, almost flute like sound. It is tuned with a wedge shaped stick under base of the instrument, and by moving the stick bridge.
The Goji is traditionally played solo, and as an accompaniment for singing and fortune telling. It has a voice all it's own.