The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52989   Message #814164
Posted By: GutBucketeer
30-Oct-02 - 01:10 AM
Thread Name: Wow, the Dolceola!
Subject: RE: Wow, the Dolceola!
Ditto on the WoW! I've never heard of, heard, or seen the Dolceola before and all I can say it way cool. Does anyone have more information about the instrument itself?

How many strings did it have?

How was it tuned?

Has anyone tried to make a modern equivalent? It would seem that the key mechanism could be duplicated and replace the autoharp dampers on a modern autoharp fairly easily (at least in concept).

After listening to the samples, the sound the Doceola makes is fascinating. Was this sound unique to Washington Phillips? Has Andy Cohen made any recordings?

Just Blown away