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Thread #62745   Message #1015702
Posted By: M.Ted
09-Sep-03 - 04:28 PM
Thread Name: How old are steel strings?
Subject: RE: How old are steel strings?
I don't really know what the strings were made of--I only find it hard to imagine non-metal strings on anything that is struck with a hammer--

I think the Telecaster was originated in Samarkand in the eighth century and had made it's way to Persia in time for Omar Khayyam, Al Malik, and the notorious Hassan ishi I Sabah to have their own "Shadows" cover band, which broke up because Hassan wasn't allowed to play a bass solo in their version of "Apache"--If they had only given the "Old Man of the Mountain" a verse and a chorus, the history of the Middle East might have been very, very, different--

Sorry for the diversion, but I am trying to get my self in the mood to argue with a man named Himmelfarb who wants to me to pay for about five hundred dollars worth of unwanted painting--