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tirc83
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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 12:02PM

Anyone help with the name of this type of instrument?


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igermz
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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.
tirc83
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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 3:02PM
Thanks - shot in Venice Italy last week
kbwills
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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 4:27PM
harp mandolinetto or harp mandolin ???
igermz
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Posted Thu Jun 2, 2011 7:33PM
Posted By kbwills: harp mandolinetto or harp mandolin ???

Amazing.  Great call. 

Harp mandolin:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/funcrunch/400244625/

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. 
OliverChilds
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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. 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lute 


 Check out the illustration at the bottom of the Wikipedia page on Lutes.
igermz
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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."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandolin

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.
ffranny
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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.
OliverChilds
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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 1:13PM
Definitely a Lute
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