[Ansteorra] ISo Laurels of Instrumental Repute

Padraig Ruad O'Maolagain padraig_ruad at irishbard.org
Tue Nov 30 11:49:10 PST 2010

I'm not a Laurel, but I do know a bit about stringed instruments.

Strings are meant to be replaceable, and are not supposed to be left on an 
instrument forever.  I would recommend replacing all of them at once.  Take the 
instrument to any good musical instrument store, and they should be able to help 
determine what kind and gauges of strings are needed, and may even be able to 
restring it for you.

A quick web search for Marxochime tuning turned up the following site:  

The instrument shown, the Hawaiian Tiple, is a different shape from your 
Marxochime, but appears to be similarly strung, and the page explains how to 
tune it.

Hope this helps.

Bard and amateur luthier

From: Pukhta 'Pooky' Lovtsevich <pookyloves at gmail.com>
To: The Stellar Kingdom of Ansteorra <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>; Master 
Micheal <mikea at mikea.ath.cx>
Sent: Tue, November 30, 2010 12:56:16 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra] ISo Laurels of Instrumental Repute

Fortunes of knowledge and felicitations regarding educational
opportunities be inherent to the bailiwick of Ansteorra's Masters and
Mistresses of the arts and of the science,

I, Your beloved Pooky, just purchased on of these:


It has one broken string. Others are far from harmonic. Are there any
amongst You whom tune and or possibly replace the strings of one of
these musical nick-knacks?

Is the replacing of strings a good thing to do? Is it tantamount to
polishing the patina off ancient brass?

Separate subject: Within the cumulative knowledge of your mutual
enkýklios paideía I yearn to find an engagement of allurement to my
SCAdian future.

Respect and Gratitude,

Every moment within the SCA is a precious gift. A precious gift
wherein we might create the memories of every lifetime. Every lifetime
of happiness and joyful memories is The~Dream!
~ Pooky
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