Stradivari guitar played

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  1. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Since PRSh makes so many references to Stradivari, I thought this video was interestingly on topic. This is the only playable Stradivari guitar in existence. From 1679, even the strings are authentic. The artist ain't half bad either...

     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    There’s another recording of the guitar out there; but this one seems to be recorded better. What a wonderful sounding guitar!

    “I dunno, Les, I’d need to put an adjustable bridge and a compensated nut on it.”

    “Are you kidding, honestly?”

    “No, man, what if I wanted to use heavier strings?”
     
  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'd have to put a MannMade bridge on it, fer sure.
     
  4. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Didn’t you originally take delivery of this one?

    Of course you would. Would you also demand a sweet switch washer? :p
     
  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Nah. I'd go for some locking tuners though.
     
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  6. Great Gazoo

    Great Gazoo New Member

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    What, no birds!?

    Thanks for posting OP - beautiful sound.
     
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  7. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie six, DFZ

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    That guys right hand is ridiculous. His whole right side of his body is motionless above his wrist.
     
  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    No, at the time I was convinced that the guitar was a fad, and that I should put all my savings into a crumhorn shop, Sadly, the crumhorn never made the comeback I anticipated, and I wound up having to escape from Italy to avoid debtor’s prison. So I joined a crumhorn band under a false identity. We toured Saxony, where I met Bach, and learned the keyboard. But Bach dismissed me as a pupil when I played Green Onions in the Thomaskirche.

    I still have the hat from the crumhorn band in an old trunk.

     
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    archey New Member

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  10. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Needs a Bigsby.
     
  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Was that before of after the Ocarina quartet?!;)
     
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  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Pic, or didn’t happen.


    :p
     
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  13. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    I’d miss my piezo for sure :D
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Here ya go:

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    “Les, that’s not a 17th Century crumhorn band hat.”

    “Yes it is. We were called The Count Monte Cristo Swingin’ Crumhorn Orchestra. We were very popular. They named a sandwich after us.”

    “What happened to the band?”

    “Eventually the crumhorn fell out of favor with the public. However, we managed to get a second use out of the crumhorns, and turned them into umbrella handles and other useful items. You know the expression, ‘Get the hook’?”

    “Yes.”

    “Baritone crumhorn.”
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    One day in 1791...

    “Dearest, today I was cleaning out the attic and threw out a bunch of junk, but I didn’t know what to do with some of your stuff.”

    “Like what?”

    “Well, there’s an old violin, the case is covered with dust. Do you want me to save it or toss it out?”

    “Oh, that’s just my great-grandfather’s old violin. I mean, no one ever plays it. It’s probably just junk. You can throw it out.”
     
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  16. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    That’s what my wife plans on doing with my guitars. Dumpster! :-(
     
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  17. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    You were Indiana Jones?!! :confused::eek:

    Who knew?
     
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  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Better get yourself a roomy coffin, so you can spin in it. o_O
     
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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The Count Monte Cristo Swingin’ Crumhorn Orchestra was also a Raiders of the Lost Ark tribute band, The Count Monte Cristo Rollickin’ Raiders.
     
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  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Ok....ok.....

    Now where’s the video (or didn’t happen).

    And don’t give me that, “they didn’t have videos back then” either. Lame excuse.
     
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