Eugene C. Braig IV wrote:
> An utter lack of corroboration in extant European instruments.  I don't
> know why people would feel obliged to justify the worth of American
> instruments by insisting they are their European parallels/conceptual
> ancestors.  I still don't understand why this debate goes on.

Does it?  Is there a real debate?  Or is it one charangophile who wants 
to show that his instrument came over on the Mayflower, as it were, 
despite the lack of armadillos in the Old World?

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