Other Stringed Instruments
Guitar:Gibson L7 1934.
Although this guitar is not in collectable condition,
it sounds just like the Original Carter Family.
Or, for Japanese babyboomers, sounds like "Kashimashi Musume".
Mandolins:Gibson F4 c.1913 (right)
$B!!!!!!!!!!!!(JGibson A3 c.1914 (left)
Gibson A-1 c.1914 and Vega Cylinder-back c.1920s
Where the name "Cylinder-back" came from is obvious from this point of view.
One on the right is made by Magic mountain Workshop in the late '60s
On the left is made by Doc Stuckle of PeeWee, Ky.in the late '70s.
Don't I play fiddle?Yes, just a bit.
Here's the fiddle I play. It's belonged to an "enkashi",
a broadside singer popular in Meiji and Taisho era in Japan.
He played fiddle and sang topical and political song
on the street and sold song sheets.