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    Default Odd travel photos froma clown on a round the world ticket

    These are in the La Scala museum in Milan

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    They would not let me play with them
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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.20171121_141249.jpg from the Finnish national museum.

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

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    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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    That Picasso may habe been a great artist but his guitar doesn't look very playable. 20171212_122744.jpg20171212_122748.jpg
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    From NY
    Honolulu in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titchtheclown View Post
    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.

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    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. 20171215_110624.jpg
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    For me, best factory tour ever in the history of factory tours.

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