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Titchtheclown
11-24-2017, 02:29 PM
These are in the La Scala museum in Milan

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They would not let me play with them
More to come

Titchtheclown
11-24-2017, 02:52 PM
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Interestingly the notes don't say if they are just props or if they were used in performance. They certainly predate harp guitar and harp ukulele photos I have seen by a fair margin.
Before someone chimes in with how early lutes often came with unfretted drone /sympathetic strings- I got you covered.104691 from the Finnish national museum.

Venice, Florence, Rome, Amsterdam, NY, Oahu (plus volcano day trip to big Island), home (Australia ) next.

Titchtheclown
11-30-2017, 09:39 AM
From the Florence academy of fine arts
A piano guitar from around 1790 made in New York by Dodds & Claus. The string arrangement of 112223 courses has me intrigued as does the piano action which is either missing or extraordinarily clever. I could not see how the tuners were adjusted.
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Titchtheclown
12-13-2017, 11:16 AM
That Picasso may habe been a great artist but his guitar doesn't look very playable. 105337105338
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From NY
Honolulu in the morning.

dasuol
12-13-2017, 12:56 PM
The string arrangement of 112223 courses has me intrigued

Those are definitely some unique instruments. Thanks for sharing. Just a thought... The arrangement of courses appears similar to how a piano is strung. The low notes are single strings, middle range has double string courses and triple courses for the higher keys. It could be meant to mimic that.

Inside a baby grand. (https://i2.wp.com/howtotunepianos.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/strings.jpg)

Titchtheclown
12-15-2017, 02:07 PM
Kamaka factory tour photos. Silver Oak in 1967.
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Some of you will recognise this old dude. The guy in the middle is quite famous too. 105365
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For me, best factory tour ever in the history of factory tours.