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    Default Re: Article: Comeaux Collection: The Fretted Instruments of Dr. T

    Another great book of splendid eye candy!

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    The University of Louisiana Press site has some page/image captures. Some really beautiful instruments there.
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    There is a series videos of the instruments being played. Here is one featuring Daniel Coolik.



    Other videos on this page.

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    when he was killed while riding his bicycle in 1997.
    Some epileptic guy was driving himself to the hospital and had a seizure and ran over Tommy. Not another car or anything else on the rural road. 10 seconds difference one way or the other and Tommy would have been rendering the guy first aid instead. A real bummer; Tommy was a real good guy.



    Mike Doucet (F2), Tommy Comeaux (F4), Niles H (F4); all early 20's Gibsons.

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    I remember you telling me this tragic story, Niles. Tommy bought my Monteleone GA shortly before the accident.

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    So does anyone have this book yet? I would love to know more about the Orville guitar on the cover. Also, how much information is given for each instrument? Is this book mostly really nice pics or more of an informative piece?

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    Received a copy today. Remarkable book with more mandolins than I personally anticipated. Too many instruments--guitars and mandolins-- to dedicate a full page to each one, though many have just that. At 142 pages I think a full page to each one would have made the project financially unfeasible. The mandolins in numbers are easily Gibson of course, 5 Gilchrists at least, and then couple of D'Angelicos, a Monteleone Grand Artist and a Danelectro zouk. The only Loar I saw an H-5. No serial numbers associated with any of the instruments that I saw.

    Fair number of remembrances from a lot of musicians most would recognize like Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas, Michael Doucet, etc. Few articles sprinkled about.

    The guitar on the cover appears to be the first instrument featured in the book, a 1902 Orville Gibson dated May 2, 1902.

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