Due to its hands-free interface (your body’s interference with its electromagnetic field controls the sound), the theremin is famed for both its novelty and its importance in 20th-century music. When I started building this kit, I had little soldering experience, but the straightforward instructions made for a great introduction to the world of circuits. The wooden casing needs a brief sanding and varnish or paint, and the mostly constructed circuit board only requires soldering the components that determine tone and waveforms.
Etherwave Theremin Kit
The build-it-yourself kit has an unfinished wood cabinet and pre-built circuit board. Several wiring points require soldering. Power supply is included: order 110v for use in US or Canada or 220v for use in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia.
All Etherwaves ship with a DVD containing two video tutorials: Clara Rockmore: the Greatest Theremin Virtuosa, and Mastering the Theremin, featuring Lydia Kavina.
Customize your cabinet, work with your hands, and save a few bucks! Note: Mic stands are sold separately. They are necessary to properly operate theremins. Click Here to go to the mic stand page.