You may recollect that Mike Blohm posted pictures of an octave mandolin he made. I was pretty wowed by them as a vintage nut should be, and here are my photos of a set Mike sent me:
Very nice work. I might have to inquire about a set.
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Are the buttons real ivory or are they celluloid?
I hope he's ready for the demand he's gonna get for these. They look awesome!
Those are amazing!
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Very cool. How much for a set of 8?
Wow! #That camera takes great photos. #It even shows all the fuzz I left on them from the buffer.
These are replacement buttons from Stew-Mac. #They make some for Waverly and some for Schaller tuners. #They are hard plastic. #There are directions for mounting them in Stew-Mac's helpful hints. #They are a little tricky to mount on Schallers. #I think it said you could mount them on the tuner stems with wings but you had to take a dremel and carve out for the wings. #They don't make ivroid buttons for Grovers or Gotohs. #Wish they did.
They can be made to fit the Gotohs, I replaced the cheap looking ones of my Eastman. Use thicker super glue.Originally Posted by
[QUOTE]Are you selling these or directing us to Stew-Mac?
Sorry fo the confusion. I buy the buttons from Stew-Mac and engrave and inlay them.
I will sell them. They are very time consuming so I don't think I can turn out a large volume. Scott said I could mention price. I'm asking $250 a set for the buttons. For Schaller tuners I might have to install them. That might work better.
I went to the Stewart MacDonald's web site to find the reproduction Handel tuner knobs and they were not there. Do you know of a source for them?
You can contact me at. #Blohmmandolins@cablemt.net
Beautiful work, and really a bargain at $250; very cool Mike!
I wouldn't do them for that - great buttons and very fair price!
Some more Pics.
On these I used my 500 watt halogen work light for more light. It made everything yellow. Looks old.