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    Re: My latest build: An Iranian Barbat

    For those unfamiliar, it's variant of the Oud from Iran with a longer neck and smaller body.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbat_(lute)#The_modern_instrument
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    Re: My latest build: An Iranian Barbat

    Nope. I've only done a few bowed instruments. I mainly do plucked.
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    My latest build: An Iranian Barbat

    Here's the instrument:
    https://i.imgur.com/u7C6bqW.jpg

    Here's me playing it before it was shipped out:



    And here's the happy customer:
  4. Thread: Bedpan-dolin

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    Bedpan-dolin

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/304070544737594/
    https://i.imgur.com/GvT2dAp.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/CM7IB1B.jpg
  5. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Thanks both, I'd completed missed that previous thread!
  6. I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133891466744?hash=item1f2c8da5f8:g:bBoAAOSwmHRhOxza

    Kinda reminds me of the historical barbat oud. Certainly not old enough to be though. Not sure if very broken or only...
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    Re: Ebay: unusual shape mandolin

    I'd say... To achieve a different sound, in this case fitting within a certain musical tradition.

    They are also maybe slightly easier to build (I've never built one, but appears to be),...
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    Re: Ebay: unusual shape mandolin

    That's a Tahitian ukulele: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahitian_ukulele
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    Re: Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    Ha! Sorry I completed missed that reference.

    I agree, these instruments are not nearly as old as claimed.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    3 songs from 3 different places and times!

    1. Cantiga 232: 'Ontre toda las vertudes', 1280 [Medieval Spanish].
    Played on medieval gittern:

    Played on oud:


    2. 'Sirto Nikriz' by Cemil Bey...
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    Re: Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    Wappen means shield, as in a coat of arms, hence the name and shape. And yes, very German design. :)
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    Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/130909062283572/?media_id=0&ref=share_attachment

    https://i.imgur.com/7PGdNKN.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/M4aMF3u.jpg
  13. Thread: Name that wood

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    Re: Name that wood

    +1 for Ash. Looks like European Ash, with it's slightly more 'olive' grain.
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    Re: A new baroque mandolin

    I used nylon strings on this. Historically it would've been gut.
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    Re: A new baroque mandolin

    Thanks! It's tuned in fourths like all baroque mandolins, in this case beadg. In the case of a 6 course one, it'd have a bass g course on the bottom.
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    A new baroque mandolin

    Here's a baroque mandolin I completed recently:
    https://i.imgur.com/UyoZE9b.jpg

    And here's a sound/video sample:
  17. Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    Sound and video samples, as promised:

    Gittern:


    Colascione:
  18. Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    It's tuned in fourths or fourths and fifths (for octaves). They were historically also tuned in lute intervals.



    I carve them using skalpels.
  19. Re: A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    I don't think it's fair to say I 'developed' a market, more just tapped into one that was already there. Historical instruments are built from surviving museum examples and/or iconographical...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    A Turkish song from the time of the Ottoman Empire, composed by by Cemil Bey (1873-1916):
  21. A colascione and a gittern completed recently

    https://i.imgur.com/c5IvQWu.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/ctzBJLc.jpg

    Sound samples coming soon...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    One Iranian/Persian song in Mahur (similar to Western major):


    And one Welsh song:
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    Re: My First Bowl oud/Lute

    Looks great! Your design (with the separate flat bottom) is actually closer to a Balalaika or Georgian Panduri than an oud, but great work either way!

    I'd love to hear how it sounds.
  24. Thread: My latest oud

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    Re: My latest oud

    Nope, I've never built one. And yes, only the highest course is tripled.
  25. Thread: My latest oud

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    Re: My latest oud

    A lute-bodied instrument with some tripled strings? The Turkish saz comes to mind...
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