Strings galore

Many moons ago, when it was still popular to wear bell bottom jeans and to say groovy and far out, I played classical guitar. There were 6 strings to tune, which seemed to take forever.

This morning, in the wee insomniac hours, I decided to count the strings of all the instruments I play. The hammer dulcimer, and mine is the smallest model, has 46. The harp, also a fairly small model, has 26. The octave mandolin has 8 and the banjo has 5. That’s about a gazillion strings, or 85, depending on your counting methods.

Tuning all my strings is like painting the Golden Gate Bridge. When I’ve come to the end, it’s time to start over again.

Strings!

582 tuning pegs. Objects may appear less numerous in photographic situations. 🙂

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6 responses to “Strings galore

    • Thanks for stopping by y’all, and for the info. Here are some silly jokes I came up with.

      1) How many strings are in string cheese?
      2) What is a musical barbarian’s favorite activity?
      “Lute and pillage”.
      3) If you feel ill playing the lute, you may have “luten intolerance”.

      Haha.
      Love, Marianne

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