Instruments that share common DNA
A previous discussion about our instruments being family members spurred this thought:
About 25 years ago I got hold of a particularly nice flitch of curly maple that has subsequently gone into the building of my mandolin, one of my fiddles, guitar, and concertina, so my instruments really ARE family since they all came from the same tree. I built the stringed instruments, but Frank Edgely built my concertina using the maple I provided for the box. Fortunately, I live close enough to Windsor that I could drive the wood over there and discuss what I wanted directly with Frank, who did a superb job of producing it.
Anybody else have instruments that share DNA?