Photographing the Alphabet ~ I

I ~ Instruments – Musical

EWI

The EWI is a musically versatile instrument usually associated with jazz/rock fusion and, more recently, with New Age music. EWI is an acronym for electric wind instrument, pronounced EE-wee, and it is the name of Akai’s wind controller, an electronic musical instrument invented by Nyle Steiner. The air pressure sensor allows for great dynamic tonal range, usually extending to 8 octaves.

Westbury Electric Guitar

Westbury guitars were manufactured in Japan by the Matsumoku Industrial Company. They made three grades of guitars: standard, deluxe and custom. Production ran from around 1978 to 1982. Charlie Francipane revived the Westbury brand name and began producing American made Westbury guitars.

Fender Acoustic Guitar

This Fender Acoustic Guitar, model Gemini II, is from 1990. It was made in Korea. It has a urethane finish with very good tuners that should keep it in tune forever, and as they say ‘Damn near indestructible’! Fender now makes guitars in the United States, Mexico, Japan and China.

Saxaphone & EWI

The saxophone was invented in 1846 by Adolphe Sax a Belgian musical instrument designer and musician who played the flute and clarinet. He wanted to create an instrument that would be the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds, and the most adaptive of the brass—that would fill the vacant middle ground between the two sections. He patented the saxophone on June 24, 1846 in two groups of seven instruments each.

The above instruments all belong to my son-in-law George and the photographs of the Saxaphone & EWI are down to him. The guitars grace the walls of Grannymar’s bedroom, I suppose it is better to wake up to music than headstones! 😛

Now I cannot let George have all the fun, so I took a photo of my instruments:

Tuning the spoons.

What do you think?

Life is like a flute.
It may have many holes and emptiness but if you work on it carefully,
it can play magical melodies.

~ Author unknown to me.

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