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Elaine Masciale
  • Female
  • Palatine, IL
  • United States
  • I am married to a banjo player so I…
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Elaine Masciale's Discussions

Need Help Identifying this Instrument

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Salicco Mar 24. 21 Replies

Ole Dan Emmett's Home Burned

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Smitley Jul 21, 2014. 1 Reply

Female Minstrel Players

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Jul 24, 2014. 18 Replies

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John Salicco replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Need Help Identifying this Instrument
"The peg head in particular strongly resembles a baroque or Neoplolitan mandolin. http://www.mandolinserenade.com/hist.html This instrument was one of the first to have steel strings."
Mar 24
Elaine Masciale replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Need Help Identifying this Instrument
"Interestingly enough, I found this image today.  The site suggests it's an 1860s stereocard"
Mar 24
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Mar 24
Elaine Masciale replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Congratulations to John
"I get to see him again!"
Mar 22
Joel Hooks replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Need Help Identifying this Instrument
"**Pattern"
Mar 20
Strumelia replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Need Help Identifying this Instrument
"Mark, understood, citterns do come in various shapes and sizes.  I've never seen one as small as an antique Italian bowlback mandolin though."
Mar 20
Joel Hooks replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Need Help Identifying this Instrument
"The flat mandolin patten is from 1904."
Mar 20
Mark Weems replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Need Help Identifying this Instrument
"I'm not arguing that it is a cittern, only that citterns came in various sizes and body shapes."
Mar 20

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
My husband, John
How long have you played banjo?
I am married to a banjo player so I feel grandfathered in...
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Penny whistles (tin whistle) - Sausato E, B, Bb; Burke C, D Jawbone _ mule or ass, unspecified Tambourine - oldish

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 5:26pm on December 19, 2008, razyn said…
Just befriending the folks I know, from AEBG or the old forum --
Dick Hulan
At 5:37pm on June 15, 2010, razyn said…
Wonder if you might like to comment on Ian Bell's photo of a tin whistle. I've gone about as fur as I can go, with it.
At 10:50am on December 10, 2010, Jeff Trace said…

WOW!  I have another friend!!  Great to hear from you.  Thanks for thinking of me.

 

Jeff

At 5:05am on April 4, 2011, Sylvia said…

Great photos Mrs Masciale. Thank you for sharing.  They are an inspiration.

At 7:41pm on February 27, 2012, Bell Banjos said…

Hey lady,

Do you guys have recordings?

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