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defender
Jan-21-2006, 12:59pm
Hello everybody..im new to this forum and i like to know a littlebit more about a Mandollin i got from my grandmother
she bougth it in Finland in the erly 40:ies the name is Dreima.
http://www.geocities.com/pluppar/Bild302.jpg

pick up the world
Jan-21-2006, 1:12pm
I can't see the pic. Might you try again. You should think about to start that topic in "looking for information about mandolins"!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif And Welcome to the cafe http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif :cool:

defender
Jan-21-2006, 1:53pm
hm where is my replys going ??

jim simpson
Jan-21-2006, 2:23pm
defender,

Welcome!
I like the color scheme of the Dreima. I couldn't find anything doing a google search. It looks like there was one listed on Ebay but when you click on the link it doesn't show up. I guess cause it's no longer current. It looks very nice though. Do you play? How does it sound?
Jim

defender
Jan-22-2006, 4:08am
defender,

Welcome!
I like the color scheme of the Dreima. I couldn't find anything doing a google search. It looks like there was one listed on Ebay but when you click on the link it doesn't show up. I guess cause it's no longer current. It looks very nice though. Do you play? How does it sound?
Jim
I have tried google too but the only one i found was the one on ebay.

In my opinion it sounds good...the strings have to be changed.

Im a begginer to Mandolin but im learning

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defender
Jan-22-2006, 4:16am
here is another picture

Keith Miller
Jan-22-2006, 4:52am
Hi , my 1st mandolin also had Dreima both on tail piece and on tuners, I asked the same question then (02)Can't remember the exact replies I got but the gist was that it indicated its was German
Happy picking
Keith.

Martin Jonas
Jan-22-2006, 6:13am
Indeed, everything about that mandolin shouts German. Does it have a seven-piece bulged back or a two-piece arched back? I have two German flattops with round holes, one from the 1920s and one probably 1950s, and yours looks like it fits in the evolution between the two. Properly setup, they can be very nice instruments. I found the bridges on both of mine to be made out of relatively soft wood. Tone and intonation improved considerably on fitting a compensated ebony/bone bridge.

Martin

defender
Jan-23-2006, 3:53am
yes. it has a seven-piece bulged back...and the bridge is quite soft wood..can you post pictures of your two mandolins ?

Martin Jonas
Jan-23-2006, 4:47am
Sure. #The older one, a Majestic inherited from my grandfather, is shown here (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=16450;hl=martinjonas), still with its original bridge which I've now swapped out for a compensated rosewood bridge. #The newer one, an Otwin I bought on Ebay recently, is here (http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=15;t=17762;hl=martinjonas;s t=200) (scroll down a few posts). #The Otwin originally had a raised pickguard similar to yours, which I took off. #The replacement bridge was made for me by Dave Hynds (http://www.mandolinluthier.com/modern.htm).

The bulgeback type with the seven strips is called (in Germany) a "Portuguese mandolin", even though it has little in common with actual mandolins from Portugal. They were massively popular in Germany in the first half of the 20th century, mainly made in Markneukirchen in Saxony for the amateur folk music market and the Wandervogel movement. If you go onto Ebay Germany you will find many examples from people's attics at any one time. My Otwin looks somewhat like these, but is actually a much more modern, and more satisfactory, instrument in the Selmer/Maccaferri mould.

Martin