Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 12:02PM
Anyone help with the name of this type of instrument?
Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 1:19PM
"Lute" is in the CV, at least. But, do you have any additional details to offer: Location? Date? Etc.?
Hoping you get more and better, soon. Cheers.
Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 3:02PM
Thanks - shot in Venice Italy last week
Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 4:27PM
harp mandolinetto or harp mandolin ???
Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 7:33PM
Posted By kbwills: harp mandolinetto or harp mandolin ???
Amazing. Great call.
Looks good? And, "Mandolin" Search Results (458). I don't know if David/Ethan will add "Harp Mandolin," or counsel use of "Mandolin," only. Either way, best wishes again.
Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 7:46PM
It is a style of Lute rather than a mandolin which has four paired strings, the bottom part of the instrument that you linked.
Check out the illustration at the bottom of the Wikipedia page on Lutes.
Posted Fri Jun 3, 2011 2:11PM
"As with almost every other contemporary string instrument, another modern variant is the electric mandolin. These mandolins can have four (single), five (single) or eight (double) strings."
The history of the two instruments (lute and mandolin) seems to be intertwined. And I really don't know enough about the subject to argue one way or another. But given the location I do wish to act as an advocate on behalf of kbwills' assertion: mandolin.
I had no idea that such a thing as a "harp mandolin" existed. So, this has been enlightening regardless of the outcome. Cheers.
Posted Fri Jun 3, 2011 5:25PM
Slightly off-topic, but if you're in NYC soon, there's a very cool exhibit with actual guitars, mandolins, lutes and violins from the 1500s to modern electric models at the Metropolitan Museum.
Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 1:13PM
Definitely a Lute