As soloist or continuo player, a "hip" plucker (historically informed performance) may easily end up with a whole lot of instruments...
I see them as my wings which allow me to fly, this is how I came up with one of the hashtags that I use: #pluckerswings
(Later I've noticed that it leads to a certain American diner offering chicken wings, which was for me - as an activist for animal rights - a total nightmare. One more reason to stick to it though, I think!)
At the moment I am looking for a vihuela da mano and a gothic harp. However, I admit that I also have a weakness for the different historical mandolins.
Feel free to get in touch and make me an offer!
- Neapolitan Baroque Mandolin by Gennaro Vinaccia (Napoli, 1780)
- Mandolino Toscano by Pilade Mauri (Firenze, 2nd half of the 19th century)
Purchase was made possible through the support of Zefunot Culture (Secrets of Culture)
- Calace Concert Mandolin made by Raffaele Calace Jr.
1st Prize of the International Raffaele Calace Competition 2007
- Baroque Guitar by Dieter Hense after Antonio Stradivari (Cremona, 1680)
- Theorbo by Matteo Baldinelli, after Wendelin Tieffenbrucker (Veneto, 1611)
- Liuto attiorbato by Renatus Lechner, after Matteo Sellas (Venezia 1630/1639)
- Arciliuto by Marcus Wesche, after Vendelio Venere (Venezia, c. 1615)
- 10 course Renaissance Lute by Kai Schupp (1991)
- 7 course Renaissance Lute by Yaron Naor, after Jakob Hes (Venice, 1586)
- 6 course Baroque Mandolin by Matteo Baldinelli, after Giuseppe Fontanelli (Bologna 1735)
- 5 course Medieval Lute by Yaron Naor (2011). Purchase was made possible through the support of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation
- Syrian Oud, anonymous (~1960)
- Anatolian Cura (~2019)
- Banjolin, anonymous (~1990)
- American Style Mandolin, Breedlove Cascade (1999)
- Modern Mandolin by Arik Kerman (1990 & 2015) + Copy by Mintu Biswas (2022)