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Mar-06-2004, 11:56am
Here is a pic of a 1919 Vega cylinderback model 205. I hope to get some better pics up in a couple of days. I hope the picture comes out ok, first time posting one http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

Mar-06-2004, 11:58am
One more time http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Mar-06-2004, 1:04pm
OK, now let's see the back.

There is a LOT more ivory on the bridge than on my Style 4.

Are the 7th and 12th fret inlays "plain" ovals?

Mar-06-2004, 4:17pm
Gary, the 7th and 12th are engraved oval shaped pearl, very nicely done,kind of flower/scroll motif. #I will be posting a pic of the back, and let me say, this "babies got back" http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

Mar-06-2004, 4:50pm
Very nice! I've been dreaming of one for months now and your irritating my MAS...hope I don't have another breakout!http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Mar-06-2004, 5:31pm
"BABY GOT BACK" #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Mar-06-2004, 5:34pm
Another picture of front http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Mar-06-2004, 7:04pm
The back looks very nice!

How does it sound? What did you string it with?

Mar-06-2004, 9:34pm
I haven't put new strings on it yet, it came with I think ghs 250's??? I am contemplating what strings to put on it though. TI's, or some other medium's, any suggestions. Oh it sounds and plays wonderfully http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Bob DeVellis
Mar-07-2004, 10:41am
I like Martin lights (.010 - .034) on these instruments. I think D'Addario has a set of the same weight that are probably also good. I'd definitely avoid anything too heavy.

Mar-18-2004, 3:06pm
My my! That is a beauty! Congratulations!


Apr-06-2004, 2:55pm
Vega update: I have restrung it with TI mediums, never used these before, but what a nice feel and tone they add. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Apr-07-2004, 8:10am
Superb! what a beautiful mando! Congratulations!

Apr-07-2004, 9:19am
Absolutely delicious, Michael. Be vigilant of the neck and cant under TI mediums. Flat-wound strings pack more tension than round-wound. TIs tend towards the lightish in general and I suspect they will be fine...but do be watchful.