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Double Violin...O.o I've heard a sample of how this sounds...instantly gave me a headache! But it's incredible nonetheless.

I've yet to play a double-bell euph.

Double chromatic harp by Henry Greenway, c1895. A.k.a. "the Greenway monstrosity"

PJ Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, composer and occasional artist. Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments including piano, organ, bass, saxophone, harmonica, and most recently, the autoharp.

precious child ~ the violinist - photo by shelbi lynn photography

That's how it starts - just touch a key and hear the sound - you're making music, little one!

Mandora or chitarino, ca. 1420 Northern Italy (Milan?) Boxwood and rosewood. There are three surviving examples of this mysterious type of instrument from the early fifteenth century, of which the one exhibited here is the most elegant. Originally the instrument would have been strung with four or five strings, but whether it was played with a bow or plucked remains unclear. The carved imagery relates to courtly romance and probably alludes to the rewards of fidelity in love.

To be honest i dont know many things that make me as happy as sitting at my bench like this. Uninterrupted I loose hours. Lutierul

Drum (Pahu), early 19th century. Austral Islands, possibly Ra'ivavae Wood, sharkskin, fiber

UE Furhouse Manor...how I wish I could explore a place like this..

ALGERIA | Rabab, late 19th century. Algeria or Morocco. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889 (89.4.403) #WorldCup