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    Default Guitar Heroes Show at the Metropolitan Museum

    Starts tomorrow...

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    Well... there looks to be a few mandolins in there as well, one bowlback with a D'Angelico label and a few other mandolin "objects".
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    Thanks, Jim!

    And there are links to performances on several of those instruments recorded at the Met, including some nice mandolin by Barry Mitterhoff. Got to see him up close several weeks ago at MoFiddles in Livingston, NJ, playing with Jerry Wicentowski as the "east coast" version of Lucky Break.
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    I saw but did not yet listen to Barry on that D'A bowlback. I just saw the blog page today.
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    Funny... they listed Barry's bowlback piece as "Esperanza". The correct titl4e is "Speranze Perdute". Not that I am nitpicking...
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    Wow! The bowlback mandolin by Antonio Vinaccia is gorgeous...talk about ornate! I've always liked the look of the D'Angelico Teardrop New Yorker too. Very interesting, thanks for the link!

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    I will post some pics (prob tonight) from last nights opening. It is an amazing exhibit, even if you are just interested in mandolins.
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    Here are a few photos from the show. I mostly photographed mandolins for some reason.

    D'Angelico 2 point (belongs to a friend). Turturro Mandolira (NY Italian Luthiers section); trio of Italians; one of 4 D'Aquisto mandolins; Vinaccia (I think)
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    One of my favorites from the show -- you can tell where my taste lies. This is a custom electric solidbody mandolin made in 1950 hy John D'Angelico.
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    Here are a few more.

    I don't have the catalog yet and didn't write everything down. My favorite little old mandolino and a couple of Monteleone mandolins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    One of my favorites from the show -- you can tell where my taste lies. This is a custom electric solidbody mandolin made in 1950 hy John D'Angelico.
    That's pretty cool...the body sort of resembles the butt of a rifle. You can kill the audience with your riffs!

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    That's my idea of an art exhibit.

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    The Italian connection/collection .. the old country meets the new york gang ... very cool, thanks for sharing pics, Jim. love that flamed maple stick! ...Don't you just know those control knobs probably came off something lying around the D' household and John caught major flack from his wife for stealing them for his project!

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    Congrats to John Monteleone! I've played that Radio City mandolin, the blond one. It is a fabulous playing, and quite ornate mandolin. John had that one with him the year he was an instructor at the Mandolin Symposium.

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    Thanks for those additional pictures from the exhibition Jim - I had not seen your thread.
    It seems to be a great exhibition, and an interesting website too. I have watched most of the interviews and some performances, and of course looked at all the great mandolin pictures.
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    For anyone interested, there's an accompanying app for the exhibit on the iPhone (and perhaps other phones, as well). It's called Met Guitars and has pictures, sound clips and interviews.

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    WOW!! I'm feeling an urge to return to America and visit some family real soon...

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    Article in the Wall Street Journal about John Monteleone and the Guitar Heroes show.
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    I know this is an older thread, but I went to see this yesterday and loved it. I loved the D'Aquisto 2-point..beautiful elongated points, elegant lines, tailpiece, and ornate art-deco headstock.

    Pictures were strictly prohibited, but I did snap one of the 2-point (attached at bottom).

    There's a better picture of it here:



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    There's more pics of the 2-point along with a video of Barry Mitterhoff and Woody Mann playing “Vicksburg Stomp,” by Charlie McCoy/Mississippi Mud Steppers here:

    2-Point at the met

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    And another of them playing “Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger”, but this time Barry plays a D’Angelico 2-point.

    http://vimeo.com/18675292

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    Quote Originally Posted by strings777 View Post
    That's pretty cool...the body sort of resembles the butt of a rifle. You can kill the audience with your riffs!
    I recall when I was there that it was titled the D'Angelico Rifle.

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    Beautiful. Wouldn't it be great if they would let us play them!
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    They had John Monteleone on the CBS Sunday Morning show. It focused on his guitars but mentioned mandolins in passing and even had a photo of Elizabeth Taylor holding a mandola Monteleone built for her son.
    Video segment available at THIS LINK.
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