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Although most people look at this and see "weird guitar harp thingy" I know that this is a harp and mandolin. There are eight tuning pegs, but the picture only shows four strings. A mando. That doesn't tell me whether it is a mandolin or mandocello, etc, however. Not to sound snooty.

*1862 British Concertina at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "A student model with colored buttons to facilitate the orientation of the fingers: the white buttons are for diatonic tones, red is C, the black buttons are the accidentals."

Metropolitan Museum of Art Violin, 1693 Made by Antonio Stradivari (Italian, 1644–1737) Cremona, Italy This violin made by Antonio Stradivari is the only one in existence that has been restored to its original Baroque form. Before modification to produce a louder, more brilliant tone and to extend the left-hand technique to higher positions, Baroque violins had gut strings, a short fingerboard, and a neck...