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Lacquer
Lacquer is a finish material consisting of a dissolved solid in a volatile liquid.

Bickford
Zarh Myron Bickford was one of the foremost players, composers and teachers of his time, and is best known for authoring The Bickford Mandolin Method.

Embergher
Luigi Embergher is a celebrated Italian mandolin family builder whose instruments date loosely between 1888 and 1935.

Howe-Orme
Howe-Orme mandolins distributed by the Elias Howe Company of Boston featured many noteworthy innovations and are gaining recognition as fine vintage instruments.

Distressed
The process of "distressing" or a "distressed" model refers to a process whereby the instrument is given a look that implies age and weathering or evidence of long-term use.

Virzi Tone Producer
The Virzi Tone Producer is a thin (perhaps 3/32"), oval piece of wood (straight-grained spruce or fir) which is mounted inside the body cavity of a mandolin (or mandowhatever, or guitar, or violin), suspended directly below the bridge and attached to the top of the instrument by a pair of 'feet'.

Headstock
Top end or "head" of the mandolin to which the tuners are attached.

Saddle
Saddle is the top-most part of the bridge where the strings rest.

Flatback
The back of a flatback mandolin will be made of a flat plate of hardwood.

Mortise and Tenon
Mortise and tenon is a type of neck joint used in instrument construction.

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