Instagram’s “Making of … ” series featured Carbonetti guitars last week. The gallery of various stages of guitar construction includes instagrams by Jimmy Carbonetti from his studio in New York, New York:
“I cut all of my own wood and wind all of my own pick ups,” says Jimmy.
See the entire gallery at Instagram’s tumblr or read more about Jimmy “Cobra” Carbonetti in this June 2011 interview by IO Tillet Wright in The Lowdown (NYTimes Magazine Blog).
Just noticed this beautiful post about the charango, a small South American lute. A nice YouTube clip, but topped off with the most amazing picture of an action figure above a giant-looking charango. Worth a click!
I just realized that this photo, of a window in the castle of Jindřichův Hradec, which I took in January of 2006, was featured in a new Flickr gallery called “Windows in the Czech Republic.” I’ve always liked this photo – the light and features of the castle were very stark that day, and the color is still rich here despite the bright white of the walls. The symmetry of the shot also appealed. Unfortunately I lost that camera shortly after completing my fieldwork and its replacement hasn’t been as good. In case, have a look at more windows in the Czech Republic here.