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Theodore Mchugh patented the adjustable bridge and truss rod in colaboration with L.A. Williams.
Some other Patents....
It was a 1965 Es-330-TD. It had the two P-90's. Joined at the 16th fret all original and in excellent condition. Sunburst.
No need to discuss anything with someone who speaks in absolutes or infers what others are thinking.
The very first 1902 Gibson Catalog list the F-5 as "Artist" model. Thats not new.
The ES-125-TC, ES140T, ES175, The double 12 string, and double mandolin as well as the A-5 Florentine and...
Well there is the obscure fiddle number known as the 'Orange Blossom Special'
I have noticed it a lot. Some will be playing in time and then skip time for some reason. They come in at the wrong time or just skip ahead to the next chord too soon. I think it may be related to...
I have never heard it in "The Cross Eyed Child" (but there were different versions)but it is in Richard D. Smith's book. He doesn't play it though he hums or vocalizes the melody to Hartford in the...
From an interview with Skaggs....
The last few times that I saw him when he was in a nursing home and couldn’t even talk back to me, I’d say to him, “Mr. Monroe, it’s okay. This music is going to...
The reason this struck a chord is because my children make the fifth generation to have lived in this house which is probably about the same age as that mandolin. My daughter and her great great...
His grandmother is 92, her parents could have passed in the 70's, her grandparents in the 40's seems like plenty of time to have owned the mandolin.
Just thinking out loud.
Some good stuff here from band members and others...
The Old Cross Roads- Skaggs and Rice
I have two uncles (brothers) who look straight at their right hands while playing. It looks like they are looking at the sound holes of their guitars. They have no reason why. Just seems natural to...
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
Yeah, I am aware you provided wood to John. What I do not understand is why you object to a short concise tutorial on top wood by John in which none of the tops are declared better than any other?...
From between 1 and 2 minute marks.
This guy asks the same question...maybe he just needs more practice.
Here's a couple of photo's of Maynard at Bean Blossom with Monroe in '62
Mandolin ride at 2:10 Volume Five -Tee Top Payne
Bill Monroe was not from Appalachia. He is from the western part of the state and it is not in the Appalachian region.
Cedric Rainwater (Watts) and Chubby Wise were from Florida.
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter....This is in Psalms in the Bible, so I guess it has been used as a metaphor for smooth at least that long.
I still have the KM-850 I bought new in 1983. Soon to be thirty years. You have probably saw the pictures of it on the other thread from a couple of years ago or so.
Like you, I have a custom...