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ca. 1755-1760, [English guitar], Friederich Hintz    The English guitar was in vogue from about 1750 until 1790. It was particularly popular among fashionable ladies who often preferred the version, like this one, that was fitted with piano-keys so as to preserve their nails from wire strings. Examples like this one were also tuned with a watch-key, most often in C major. The modern Portuguese guitar is descended from this type of instrument.     via the Victoria & Albert Museum, Furniture…

Decorative Indulgences

English cittern, circa 1600. A stringed instrument dating from the Renaissance, descended from the Medieval citole, or citole. Its flat-back design was simpler and cheaper to construct than the lute. It was also easier to play, smaller, less delicate and more portable. Played by all classes, the cittern was a premier instrument of casual music making much as is the guitar today.

English cittern, circa A stringed instrument dating from the Renaissance…

Baryton        Place of origin:        Berlin, Germany (made)      Date:        ca. 1720 (made)      Artist/Maker:        Sainprae, Jacques (maker)      Materials and Techniques:        Carved sycamore, planed pine and sycamore, engraved ivory and tortoiseshell veneer

Baryton

Baryton Germany about 1720 Carved sycamore, planed pine and sycamore, engraved ivory and tortoiseshell veneer Length 133 cm (total)Length 70 cm (belly)Depth 14 cmWidth 19 cm (Upper bout)Width cm (Lower bout) Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum

Original lute by Giovanni Hieber, Venice circa 1580, Brussels Instrument Museum MIM 1561. A copy based on this instrument can be made by JM Instruments. See a copy of this instrument in the renaissance lute album or at www.jminstruments.com. Hear it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kODn5PHymS8

Original lute by Giovanni Hieber, Venice circa Brussels Instrument Museum MIM

Great Britain and Ireland, 1800–1900 A.D. | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Great Britain and Ireland, 1800–1900 A.D.

Harp Lute Edward Light (active Date: ca. 1815 Geography: London, England, United Kingdom Medium: Wood, lacquered and gilded

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Archlute        Place of origin:        Venice, Italy (made)      Date:        1637 (made)      Artist/Maker:        Sellas, Matteo (makers)      Materials and Techniques:        Scrolled marquetry ebony and ivory veneering, engraved ivory plaques, ebony stringing, planed pine

Archlute

1637 Italian (Venice) Archlute at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London has seven courses or pairs of strings immediately above the fingerboard.

Learn to play an instrument… like the mandolin, perfect for small hands.

A Neapolitan-style mandolin, also known as a round-back, bowl-back or “tater bug” mandolin, highly decorative even for this particular sort.

DdO:) MOST POPULAR RE-PINS - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/instruments-for-joy - INSTRUMENTS FOR JOY. Beautiful classical stringed instrument LYRE MANDOLIN. 2 wood tones and glossy finish -  RESEARCH Frets .com: Name is from having similar strings to harps. GIBSON Mandolin GUITAR Manufacturing Company made these before 1910. Higher grade Gibson mandolins had friction pegs like this; cheaper  models had gears. Often cedar top; walnut back & sides; figured maple neck.

2 wood tones and glossy finish. GIBSON Mandolin GUITAR Manufacturing Company made these before Higher grade Gibson mandolins had friction pegs like this; cheaper models had gears. Often cedar top;

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