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Ondioline booklet - Beginner's Handbook for Ondiolinists

Ondioline booklet - Beginner's Handbook for Ondiolinists

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This charming booklet was originally published in French in 1949 by Georges Jenny, the inventor of the Ondioline. It accompanied Ondiolines sold by Jenny directly from his Paris workshop, and was designed to help players navigate the setup and operation of this uniquely expressive electronic musical instrument.

After specialist translation from French to English, this new edition has been exactingly recreated to match the original to the very last detail, from the firm but pliable matte card stock for the divider tabs, to the gentle brown ink on eggshell paper for the lovely illustrations and text. Every booklet has been hand-assembled around a unique pin-clasped multi-fold spine per the original publication.

This edition of the Handbook features a special appendix with detailed information on how to tune various models of Ondioline that were produced between the early 1940s and the mid 1960s. These details are vital to properly servicing and refining Ondiolines to access the deep musicality they offer.

In addition, the appendix features original drawings illuminating Ondioline model chronology by celebrated illustrator Alexander Bertram-Powell, and a unique hand-drawn image by Mike Buffington, the designer who meticulously re-made this unique historical document.


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