Hello there, I'm new to this forum that I've known a few years back. I just want to add this picture of a proud reverend (Garrett seems to be is name) with his wife (and her bible, I assume) and his W serie Triolian (14 fret out of the body)... This picture was on sale on the bay a few weeks ago...
I play a similar exemplar so that I was well surprised to see this photo !
Hi Alexandre, it was me that bought your 14 fret Triolian a couple of years back; have you now bought another?
--> Hello Chris, hope you're fine. My former post was from 2011, so that the triolian you're playing now was still close to my bottleneck... ... No supplementary resonator since the last wood body triolian: too busy to play, too broken to buy ! Still miss this 14 fretter, but that's the way it goes, we cannot keep or use them all...
Lots of the photo links have disappeared from posts in this thread. When I get a spare ten minutes I will tidy the thread by deleting posts that have lost their photo attachments.
It is a great thread & well worth bumping!
Shine On Michael
Following on from Michael's post..
I've been meaning for some time to go through all 21 pages (yes it is dumping snow again here in Osoyoos, BC, Canada -12 overnight, and cabin fever is setting in ;-) ) in this thread and try to work out why so many of the pics I posted in the past aren't appearing. As far as I knew the pics were still on the notecannons server.
After some head scratching, I checked the HTML of apost with missing picture using 'view source'. Very strange, it just contained <src=""> In other words no source image file for the browser to go get.. Then I clicked on edit and noticed that although the image file name showed, http:// was missing from the start of the file name. It appears as though the parser used by proboards at some time in the past was changed and if http:// wasn't in the saved file name then it no longer automatically added it.
I've been through about 20 of my early posts and done the edit of adding http:// and the pictures are now back in the posts.
Please can anyone who posted in the early days of the thread browse back through their posts and see if their pictures show up, and if not perhaps that is the reason why.
In going through I also notice that several pictures are missing from other folk's posts because they are no longer at their hosting services on the web. Now that we can save files on the proboard's server that is not going to be the case in future, but again please check your posts and if a pic is missing please try to fix it!
From the french forum "slide et résonateurs", here are two photos of one of the most renowned white clown: François Fratellini (born 1879-died 1951)... I don't know any audio recording of him with this guitar, but I guess that the circus music at that time wasn't far from italian and gypsy classics. ... As I've already said, it just makes me proud to play a clown's guitar !
Another one with his triolian in the middle:
The trio of clowns formed by François Fratellini and his brothers Paolo and Alberto was extremely popular in the thirties and is still a reference nowadays.