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UNUSUAL MARTIN GUITARS
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I only joined recently as I was looking for more information I found pictured in one of the discussions. It just occurred to me this is the perfect place to ask questions on some guitar minutia that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Westbrook Jul 23, 2021.

 

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James Westbrook replied to Greig Hutton's discussion UNUSUAL MARTIN GUITARS
"I’m guessing Greig found these terms in the Martin archives, Yes? Since I haven’t heard of these terms, I can only state the obvious: 1) Amadill guitar: this is surely reference to the charango made from the body of an Armadillo. Perhaps…"
Jul 23, 2021
George Foster replied to Greig Hutton's discussion UNUSUAL MARTIN GUITARS
"I googled this on the “amadill” guitar: https://theguitarphile.com/1836-martin-schatz-amadill-guitar/ A fifth guitar would most likely be a guitar tuned a fifth up from normal. Same with an octave guitar. A bit more context would be…"
May 25, 2021
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Greig Hutton's discussion UNUSUAL MARTIN GUITARS
"Hello Greig, posts about gut strung guitars from before 1850 are welcome. Can you give us a bit more info on where you heard the term 'Amadill' as related to Martin guitars? Lyra guitar and lyre guitar are the same thing as far as I know."
May 23, 2021

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