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My new very old guitar! First video

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Comment by Mark Weems on August 13, 2017 at 7:26am

Wow! Excellent looking guitar and sound!

Comment by Al Smitley on August 13, 2017 at 8:05am

Very nice!  I enjoy expanding and looking into other genres of the antebellum era.

Comment by Tom Berghan on August 13, 2017 at 8:37am

Thanks Al, It is interesting to note that that the first line & gag in Jump Jim Crow is "They say I play the scientific like Master Paganini!" who was a very famous guitarist & violinist of the day.  The joke would not have been funny if the audiences did not know who that was! Even in the rough music halls where Thomas Rice was perforning they knew something of this music.  Guitar music coming from the Paris scene was popular in America as well!

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