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    Re: Ebay: unusual shape mandolin

    That's a Tahitian ukulele: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahitian_ukulele
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    Re: Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    Ha! Sorry I completed missed that reference.

    I agree, these instruments are not nearly as old as claimed.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    3 songs from 3 different places and times!

    1. Cantiga 232: 'Ontre toda las vertudes', 1280 [Medieval Spanish].
    Played on medieval gittern:

    Played on oud:


    2. 'Sirto Nikriz' by Cemil Bey...
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    Re: Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    Wappen means shield, as in a coat of arms, hence the name and shape. And yes, very German design. :)
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    Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/130909062283572/?media_id=0&ref=share_attachment

    https://i.imgur.com/7PGdNKN.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/M4aMF3u.jpg
  6. Thread: Name that wood

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    Re: Name that wood

    +1 for Ash. Looks like European Ash, with it's slightly more 'olive' grain.
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    Re: A new baroque mandolin

    I used nylon strings on this. Historically it would've been gut.
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    Re: A new baroque mandolin

    Thanks! It's tuned in fourths like all baroque mandolins, in this case beadg. In the case of a 6 course one, it'd have a bass g course on the bottom.
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    A new baroque mandolin

    Here's a baroque mandolin I completed recently:
    https://i.imgur.com/UyoZE9b.jpg

    And here's a sound/video sample:
  10. Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    Sound and video samples, as promised:

    Gittern:


    Colascione:
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    It's tuned in fourths or fourths and fifths (for octaves). They were historically also tuned in lute intervals.



    I carve them using skalpels.
  12. Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    I don't think it's fair to say I 'developed' a market, more just tapped into one that was already there. Historical instruments are built from surviving museum examples and/or iconographical...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    A Turkish song from the time of the Ottoman Empire, composed by by Cemil Bey (1873-1916):
  14. A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    https://i.imgur.com/c5IvQWu.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/ctzBJLc.jpg

    Sound samples coming soon...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    One Iranian/Persian song in Mahur (similar to Western major):


    And one Welsh song:
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    Re: My First Bowl oud/Lute

    Looks great! Your design (with the separate flat bottom) is actually closer to a Balalaika or Georgian Panduri than an oud, but great work either way!

    I'd love to hear how it sounds.
  17. Thread: My latest oud

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    Re: My latest oud

    Nope, I've never built one. And yes, only the highest course is tripled.
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    Re: My latest oud

    A lute-bodied instrument with some tripled strings? The Turkish saz comes to mind...
  19. Thread: My latest oud

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    Re: My latest oud

    No triple courses. All double apart from the lowest (bam teli), which is single.
  20. Thread: My latest oud

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    Re: My latest oud

    Here's a couple of short improvisations to show the sound:
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    Re: My latest oud

    This oud is tuned CGADGC. Same as the standard tuning mentioned above, but the G drone works quite well for a lot of Persian/Iranian music.
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    My latest oud

    Here's my latest oud. This is a new shape I am calling the 'Shahed' model, which is designed to bring out certain harmonics after analysing the spectral analysis, and also be more comfortable to hold...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Great playing!
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    "Pishdaramad-e Segah" by Hosein Esma'ilzade
    This piece is in Dastgah-e Segah, which features a quarter tone as the tonic.
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    Re: Mandolunacy ( original ) a little blues

    Nice!
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