OLD- musical instruments
Bernunzio Uptown Music
Another fine minstrel banjo from the bench of James Hartel, of Franklin NY. This banjo is a perfect replica of a ca. 1840 banjo constructed by famous Virgina minstrel leader Joel Sweeney for his niece. Prominently featured is the ~27" scale arched curly maple neck, which meets the rim below the handmade brass tension hoop. Single ply 12" Boucher style rim, with wingnuts. Also features a rosewood tailpiece. A lovely sounding plunker.
Dital harp. England, U.K. In this harp lute design, the instrument is held somewhat like a guitar and the stops are worked by the player’s thumb, as distinguished from stops worked by the feet in a full-size concert harp.(Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) omgthatartifact: tomfury: