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Zang

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Re: [Theme] Musical instruments
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2021, 04:50:22 »
Indeed, yes, Zang!  These guitars were on display in Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pa, but the same models were actually sold, probably to the collectors.

Oh, so it was in the US. The art looks very oriental, though. Thanks Akira for sharing!

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« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2021, 15:54:27 »
I just happen to have a photo of one of my guitars, since given to my daughter who is a well-known singer/songwriter. This is a Gibson Nick Lucas Special, one of only two made especially for my brother Dan Erlewine, who is a well known guitar maker and repairman. These two made by Gibson for Dan have short-scale necks and my brother picked out all the wood, etc. Bob Dylan played a Nick Lucas Special for many years. I traveled with Dylan, hitchhiking across country with him in 1961 and helped Dylan put on a concert, etc. I was part of the Folk Revival in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

This taken with the Nikon Z7 with the Nikkor Noct f/0.95 lens.
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Re: [Theme] Musical instruments
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2021, 16:22:25 »
I just happen to have a photo of one of my guitars, since given to my daughter who is a well-known singer/songwriter. This is a Gibson Nick Lucas Special, one of only two made especially for my brother Dan Erlewine, who is a well known guitar maker and repairman. These two made by Gibson for Dan have short-scale necks and my brother picked out all the wood, etc. Bob Dylan played a Nick Lucas Special for many years. I traveled with Dylan, hitchhiking across country with him in 1961 and helped Dylan put on a concert, etc. I was part of the Folk Revival in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

This taken with the Nikon Z7 with the Nikkor Noct f/0.95 lens.

A rare guitar with the great family history!  I didn't know your daughter is singer songwriter:

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Re: [Theme] Musical instruments
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2021, 16:47:33 »
The elusive Martin D-100 was shot with a 7MP Sony Cyber Shot.  Here are a couple of other images from the same camera.

The instrument shown here is called "gumbri", "gimbri" or "sintir" which is originally a Gnawa instrument but also popular among Maghreb countries.  Its body is made with a hollowed log and a sheet of camel skin.

The guy holding the gumbri is Aziz Sahmaoui who came to Japan as member of Zawinul Syndicate.

The second shows elaborate decoration on the skin and the neck.

The instrument sounds like a bass, and I fell in love with its sound immediately after I had heard its sound on "Gnawa Music of Marrakesh - Night Spirit Masters" CD produced by Bill Laswell.
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Re: [Theme] Musical instruments
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2021, 17:14:11 »
Here is another photo with that guitar at a concert. My daughter May Erlewine with the Gibson Nick Lucas Special at the Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8.
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Re: [Theme] Musical instruments
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2021, 17:34:52 »
I just happen to have a photo of one of my guitars, since given to my daughter who is a well-known singer/songwriter. This is a Gibson Nick Lucas Special, one of only two made especially for my brother Dan Erlewine, who is a well known guitar maker and repairman. These two made by Gibson for Dan have short-scale necks and my brother picked out all the wood, etc. Bob Dylan played a Nick Lucas Special for many years. I traveled with Dylan, hitchhiking across country with him in 1961 and helped Dylan put on a concert, etc. I was part of the Folk Revival in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

This taken with the Nikon Z7 with the Nikkor Noct f/0.95 lens.
Great news Michael to hear that Dan is your brother! I know him from the various music magazines since 1980-90 and as an amateur luthier I learned a lot from his instructional videos on the net!
He is one of the living legends in guitar repair and craftsmanship of our days!
Now I can see that you share the same passion and perfection in your work :)

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« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2021, 22:09:14 »
The guy holding the gumbri is Aziz Sahmaoui who came to Japan as member of Zawinul Syndicate.

Nice pictures! Nice to see you in the mirror too! :)

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Re: [Theme] Musical instruments
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2021, 23:15:02 »
Nice pictures! Nice to see you in the mirror too! :)

Thank you, Zang.  Yes, it could be posted to the selfie thread.  :)
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