Playing The Really Old Guitar

Feb 24, 2016

Lots of us pick up old guitars and other musical instruments at yard sales and antique stores. 

Credit Southern Oregon University

But the Schuman family took the pursuit seriously. 

The result is the Schuman Collection of musical instruments, a large cache of instruments from several centuries and many places around the world. 

Stephen Bacon of Bellwood Violin in Ashland is the appointed conservator of the collection. 

He and fellow musician Morgan O'Shaughnessey visit the studio with some samples and sounds. 

JX Music

Rocking the Nyckelharpa: Morgan O'Shaughnessey demonstrates this rare instrument by playing a Polska, a kind of dance.

Posted by Jefferson Exchange on Thursday, February 25, 2016