Mesmerizing performances from the four corners of the world played on stringed instruments and recorded and released 78-RPM records circa 1920-1950. Featuring fiddles, shamisen, charango, Paraguyan harp, Indian vina, Lebanese oud, Persian violin, Vietnamese moon guitar, and more. All previously unreleased on CD, with three bonus tracks not available on the now-out-of-print 2010 LP. All records have been carefully transferred and mastered and are presented in a digipak with a 20-page booklet featuring rare photos, graphics from the 78-RPM era, and extensive liner notes by compiler Jonathan Ward, founder and author of the acclaimed Excavated Shellac website. Includes tracks by Sogoman Seranyan (Armenia), Sundaram Balachander (India), Alberto Ruiz y su Lira Incaica (Bolivia), Nzila Joseph et son ensemble (Congo), Tấn and Đồng (Vietnam), Tatyana Makharadze & G. Bugadze (Georgia), Abol-hasan Sabā (Iran), Trio Tipico Paraguayo de Félix Pérez Cardoso (Paraguay), Brača Kapugi Tamburica Orchestar i Pjevački Zbor (Croatia), Kjetil Flatin (Norway), Yamaura Toyoko (Japan), Chahadé Effendi Saadé (Lebanon), Galabuzi and Party (Uganda), Kemanî Amâ Recep (Turkey), Feliciano Delgado (Panama), Grupo Irmãos Borges Barros (Brazil), and Eyyubi Mustafa Sunar (Turkey).