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Sep-10-2009, 5:32pm
WOW! Bernunzio comes up with odd ones at times ...

Sep-10-2009, 6:44pm
There's an entire thread here about that mandolin. I'll see if I can find it.

Yup, here's (http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=51925&highlight=anchor) one.

Sep-10-2009, 7:08pm
Thanks, Mike. Guess I'm a few months late on the uptake. Have to name it H.M.S. (something) ... wet and woody! ;)

Sep-10-2009, 7:12pm
I'm sort of shocked that Allen didn't buy it.

Ryk Loske
Sep-10-2009, 7:29pm
Avast and belayed !!!

Isn't Talk Like a Pirate Day coming up soon?

Timely bump!


Sep-10-2009, 9:36pm
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Sep-10-2009, 9:38pm
I'm sort of shocked that Allen didn't buy it.

You know, I was tempted. But if there ever was a "wall-hanger," this is it. With the un-geared friction pegs, it would be nearly untuneable. It's built heavily, so it's quite a load to hold, and doesn't have much volume or responsiveness. I thought, "Wouldn't it be fun to show up at a jam or sing-around with this, just to watch everyone's face!" But I wasn't up to laying out significant cash just for that one-time goof.

My most grotesque instrument as of now is a Polk-A-Lay-Lee, a four-foot-long ukulele with a serpentine extension on the neck. If you'd like to see one being played (by Bill Martino, not by me), here's a video.

But at least the "Polk" is playable -- I use it for kids' programs now and then -- whereas the "anchor mandolin" would be more like decor. I'm saving my buxx for stuff I can actually play; for example, a Turturro Turnover mandolin-ukulele...

Sep-11-2009, 10:38am
I have to wonder - do you s'pose anybody's ever built a Stroh-style phono-mandolin (with a little phonograph-type bell coming out of the side like a Stroh phono-fiddle)? That would be an interesting take on the instrument. I know that Stroh made phono-guitars....

Ben Milne
Sep-14-2009, 8:36am
maybe the closest... the trumpetvio (http://www.kwabanalindsay.com/circusakwaba/pages/trumpetviolin.htm)l ... at least the register/ tuning are the same i guess