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Mandolin  Angelo Mannello  (American, Morcone, Italy 1858–1922 New York)    Date:      ca. 1900  Geography:      New York, New York, United States  Medium:      Spruce, tortoiseshell, ivory, metal

Mandolin Angelo Mannello (American, Morcone, Italy New York) Date: ca…

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;

The first artist is Vicki Shell, of Johnson City, TN.  Vicki is a musician and builds mandolins out of canteen gourds.  She says her instruments are  different than most because she has found a way to tune them to standard pitch. (Most all gourd instruments are tuned an octave low to prevent putting too much pressure on the gourd and cracking it.)   I have seen some beautiful gourd banjos and guitars, but this is the first mandolin I've seen.   meant to be played and not just to look at!

The first artist is Vicki Shell, of Johnson City, TN. Vicki is a musician and builds mandolins out of canteen gourds. I have seen some beautiful gourd banjos and guitars, but this is the first mandolin I've seen.

Mandolina

Mandolina

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These simple techniques really coat and direct each lash for the best mascara application! These simple techniques really coat and direct each lash for the best mascara application!