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stevedo

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An organ in the cathedral in Arequipa, Peru. A gift from the Portuguese, apparently it was damaged in transit and sounds terrible :-( (not sure how true that story is though)

E-M1.2 and Panasonic 7-14. F4 and handheld 1.6 seconds!

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EM1.2, 17mm 1.8
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A viola da gamba by Peter Tourin, 1985

Overall, D600, Nikkor 28mm f/3.5 PC; 0.5 sec, f/5.6
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Tooled pegbox
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Fingerboard, figured ebony; pegs, macassar ebony
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A gorgeous acoustic guitar made for me by my old friend Milton Yamashita (www.kulaguitars.com). Specs: Solid AAA spruce top, Cuban mahogany back and sides from Manoa valley, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, bridge, peghead face veneer, and heel cap, curly koa rosette, back peghead veneer, and trim, curly maple binding. Gotoh machines. Just beautiful.

I took the photos in my friend's makeshift home studio in his garage. Came out pretty well. EM1.2 w/12-100.

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If you want to see more photos, they're in the Flickr album.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/dg7X12
 

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Traveling with a lute to a 19th c. inn (which has settled into a state in which the concepts of plumb and level are merely just so many unmet desiderata) that hosts a long-running jazz club. Can you say cognitive dissonance? ;)

Updated the photo. Some of the noise reduction bugged me.

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Joris

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Traveling with a lute
Ah ! Do you play it ? Not from tablature though, it would seem. I studied lute at the Royal Conservatory at The Hague. I still have four instruments, not played anymore now, mind you. You have me surprised !
 

susannemcom

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I love this thread! I'm a total music geek and so is my husband. We've been collectors of instruments but try to cut down on them now when we have a tiny house. However, we still have quite a few, some on the wall and some that we play regularly.

Here's my husband's Gibson mandolin.

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Hendrik

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Ah ! Do you play it ? Not from tablature though, it would seem. I studied lute at the Royal Conservatory at The Hague. I still have four instruments, not played anymore now, mind you. You have me surprised !
It is my wife that plays the fingerboard instruments, and, yes, she is learning tablature. The logic of the fingerboard escapes me. Give me a simple instrument.

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Joris

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I studied lute at the Royal Conservatory at The Hague. I still have four instruments, not played anymore now, mind you.
Just made this. This is my 7 course renaissance lute and some of my manuscripts from the 1980's. Authentic dust ;)
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My spouse is a collector of fine art photography and has a collection of some 20 hand signed and printed by Bert Stern who was the photographer who did Marilyn Monroe's Final Sitting. The prints which have been loaned to our local art museum in conjunction with the Staley gallery in New York contain photos of Gary Cooper, Frank Lloyd Wright, lots of Marilyn Monroe, and Louis Armstrong with others. My wife was doing a photoshoot of people imitating the celebrities in this collection and I got to be Louis Armstrong with his instrument of choice.

I should add that Louis looks much more at home with his image than I do since I do not play the instrument. During the 6 months the exhibit was shown, the art museum had actors recreate the poses in the photos. Now they grace our home and are her retirement package. In addition, the friend who sold her the prints worked with Bert Stern as a photographer, and had Bert sign his book of photos including the Marilyn sitting.
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My spouse is a collector of fine art photography and has a collection of some 20 hand signed and printed by Bert Stern who was the photographer who did Marilyn Monroe's Final Sitting. The prints which have been loaned to our local art museum in conjunction with the Staley gallery in New York contain photos of Gary Cooper, Frank Lloyd Wright, lots of Marilyn Monroe, and Louis Armstrong with others. My wife was doing a photoshoot of people imitating the celebrities in this collection and I got to be Louis Armstrong with his instrument of choice.

I should add that Louis looks much more at home with his image than I do since I do not play the instrument. During the 6 months the exhibit was shown, the art museum had actors recreate the poses in the photos. Now they grace our home and are her retirement package. In addition, the friend who sold her the prints worked with Bert Stern as a photographer, and had Bert sign his book of photos including the Marilyn sitting.View attachment 812377
Could we possibly see some more of the photos your wife took please?
It's just so nice to see something quite different (and that portrait of you is top quality).
 
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Could we possibly see some more of the photos your wife took please?
It's just so nice to see something quite different (and that portrait of you is top quality).
I will make a separate topic in portraits called "Funky portraits from my wife". I will try to explain what she was thinking and trying to show in her captures. Give me a few minutes to get her pictures transferred to me on a jump drive and to start the topic.
 

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Martin Pete Seeger Baritone 12-string. The motorcycle in the background is one of my other hobbies.

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