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Rose Augustine

Rose Augustine

Rose Augustine

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Albert and Rose Augustine developed the nylon strings now commonly used on guitars. Their innovation acted as an entree into the world of classical guitar and guitarists — including Andres Segovia. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with David Starobin, the head of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music and a classical guitarist, about Rose Augustine's recent death.