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Gold; We all know that Hindu called Sumatera: Swarna Dwipa (the island of gold) that becomes their destination of in their search of gold. Mandailing region (back then included in Pasaman region) is rich of gold. Mandailing in the old times was called Tano omah sigumorsing.
The existance of gold in Mandailing can b proven that during the Dutch colonialization, there was a gold mine in Mandailing Julu possessed by the Dutch n was called Tomball uni. The goldmine was d second Dutch gold mine in Indonesia. The first one was in Pasaman n was called Manggani. This proof is enough to show that Hindu people come to mandailing in the beginning of the century seeking for gold
This gold search is told by Rusli Amran (1981:222,278) quoting couperus (in this Christmas, 5,1856) in his note”renege aanteekeningen betreffende DE good productie in DE Padang sche bovenlanden (note about gold production in Padang). Also noted by J. E Meyer (1911) in his book goud_en Zilberman te Salido (gold n bronze mine in Salido), also covered by S. Muller (1846) in his book bijdragen tot DE kennis van Sumatera (donation for knowledge of Sumatera)
Dragon; is known as animal myth all around d world. In Manggani, before they start digging d mine, they will sacrifice a soul as an offering… They will dig a hole n they will give 9 bodies of their guards as the offering (999), in the middle of the night, those bodies will b swollen by dragon…
If they found gold, that means the dragon has left it’s dirt there.
Til now only people who has Bonjol blood that can “dig for mining” in Manggani…. Illegal the person in charged said… yet untouchable.
And there were so many slaveís lives that have died, been forced to work, lived in cages. They will cheer themselves up in the silence of the nights by playing the root song.
The blues which lives in their life with tears in their eyes, that’s d price of the art of life. Live with tears blood and sweat
Type: act-electric resonator guitar
Top & back: 1.6mm Aluminum etching plate w/ 1mm stainless “dragon” inlays
Side: 1mm brass, color: Silver
Colors: Relic Alumina w/ polishing stainless contour
Machining aluminum neck pocket
Neck: Birdseye Maple, 12″ Radius
Scale Length: 25.5″
No. of Frets: 22 wide
Nut: Duraluminum. Width at Nut: 42mm, string spacing: 36mm
Machine Heads: Gotoh
Med string-action for fingerstyle and Slide use.
Bridge: Biscuit Cone type (Sonokeling w/ Duraluminum Saddle)
Pickup: Handwound GanËÈ Pickups
Controls: Vol (Bourns, 250K), tone (Bourns, 250K w/.033 Orange drop cap)
Weight: 4,3 Kg