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I added a Search page, which explains the simple method suggested by Darrell Urbien.
http://www.harpguitars.net/search.htm


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New Year of the Harp Guitar pages, photos and links added (see message under Events).

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A whole slew of backlogged material has just been added. See othe Forum posts for specifics.  Lots of people have helped and shared this information and images, including: Jack Sanders, Soren Venema, Benoit, Naris Charaschanyawong, Pierre Lamour, Frank Doucette, MandoIsland, Tomek Martyniak, Martin Schneider, Oleg Timofeyev, Davide Castellaro, Bernie Lehmann, Lowell Levinger, Florian Chauvet, Joseph Mayes, David Felt, Mike Doolin, Julius Borges, Rik Nelson, Jeff Nygaard.
Thanks all!

 


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I updated the Members Only gateway page, and added a fantastic piece of HG ephemera, shared by Ben.

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And another Members exclusive...I added a
Harp Guitar Timeline of Significant Events
This is something the Museum staff asked for for the exhibit next year, and it was quite a challenge (but fun!) putting it together.  Turns out they probably won't use it, as it is too hard to turn into a giant graphic, and they were obviously hoping for a nice simple linear progression/development/evolution of the instrument and its use...which clearly was not the case - as this motley assortment of unrelated wacky inventors so eloquently illustrates!


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Frank Doucette dug up a couple of old guitar magazines whilst cleaning house, and we came up with a great new series:

the

Harp Guitar Time Capsule


Four wonderful "blast from the past"s: 2 under Players, 1 under Luthiers, and 1 HG of the Month. Enjoy!


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Updated the Bohmann main page with new photos and write-up on a rare instrument, and same with April 2005 HG of the Month (Lyon & Healy Monster Bass HG).



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Lots of new stuff!
Please see the various posts below.

 


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New After Six article posted,
http://www.harpguitars.net/players/players.htm
and John Doan joins the progressive Museum of Making Music report page.
http://www.harpguitars.net/year/mmm.htm


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Thanks to hernia surgery and an almost 2-week recovery at home, I was able to catch up on about 5 months of backlogged HG.net submissions and discoveries - about 100 line items from my "To Do" spreadsheet.
Including tons of new instruments, makers, iconography, players and luthiers.
I'll post the specifics in the appropriate sections below shortly.
Enjoy and thanks to all our many contributors!

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July's Harp Guitar of the Month is my Hansen, and is titled
This is a slightly expanded and updated version of my Winter Guitarmaker article, complete with corrections and missing footnotes.
I still have a few copies of the magazine left, so feel free to pick up a souvenir besides enjoying the free online version...

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Frank Doucette has written an exhaustive and essential new article entitled Shopping for the Perfect Harp Guitar.

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Harpguitars.net, in collaboration with Franco Ghisalberti (and a host of Genovese assistants), proudly presents:


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This comprehensive and exhaustive article by John Doan on adding super-trebles to the harp guitar is our combined After 6 Players column and Luthiers feature.

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March 1, 2008:  Our unprecedented Taraffo feature continues (yes, a bit more is coming) with something beyond monumental:

The Harp Guitars of Settimio Gazzo
and Other Genoese Luthiers

Even now, this incredible feature is likely nowhere near finished.  For the past 3 months, my friend, collaborator and passionate archivist Franco Ghisalberti has sent scores of photos and stories from dozens of Genoese contacts he has personally wined and dined, and visited with camera in hand - to provide Harpguitars.net with an important area of harp guitar history (were there no 6-string guitars in Italy?) that would otherwise remain undisclosed to the world at large.  Our community (and guitar and music communities far beyond) owe Franco a huge debt.

I also highlight one little sideline outcome of all this research in the March Harp Guitar of the Month (for which we are greatly indebted to the generosity of Alberto Giordano).

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Added to the Players section:
19 new contemporary players.
The Historical players have been moved to their own page and greatly expanded.
Combined Player, Luthier and HG of the Month is Albert Shutt and his Mando-Bass-Harp-Guitar.


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An important  major historical maker update long in the works:
http://www.harpguitars.net/history/lacote/lacote.htm

Plus TWO guest authors (1 French, 1 German) to present a special Harp Guitar of the Month Double Feature!

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November Luthier article by Rich Mermer: The Making of "Thor's Hammer"

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Early March brings a special Harp Guitar of the Month...
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At the prodding of Benoît Meulle-Stef, I went and Googled "kontragitarre" Images.  As he promised, there were endless pages of entries.  I stopped after 30 pages or so and have not yet continued searching on other keywords!  I knew the instrument was ubiquitous over there, but it seems like they have us beat.  Perhaps, like Andreas David, others will think about attending a Gathering so that we meet more of

Our Kontragitarre Playing Cousins



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To coincide with the new Kontragitarre Players section, I've added a special "Harp Guitar Time Capsule" HG Player of the month.

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Just posted: Another English/Italian co-production!
Tullio Giulietti & Sons - a big thank you to Roger Belloni, Marco Bazzotti, Antonello Saccu and Franco Ghisalberti !

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A new maker feature added on the Masetti Brothers firm.
http://www.harpguitars.net/history/masetti/masetti.htm
Wonderful stuff, and unheard of outside their home country...until now.
Thanks to Ben for finding this trove!

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New additions today include a great article on the pre-Epiphone  harp guitar and rare Mozzani recordings!  Please see messages in the Forum's Historical section.

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