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    Re: Rembetiko on the mandolin

    Sadly the interview was done for the greek radio in the mid 70s and i can't find it translated.
    https://youtu.be/_ntU8DwbUPM
    i found it in several parts , this is the first and he starts...
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    Re: Rembetiko on the mandolin

    Corfu, just like Crete was also under venetian rule so the mandolin remains popular as our "folk" instrument.
    Regarding Douzenia bouzouki tunings :yes they are not as widely used but a lot of...
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    Re: a 1922 A.stathopoulo Cretan 4 string Lyra

    The family of pear shaped (and some# bottle shaped) bowed instruments known as Lyra in Greece (and Kemenše in Turkey) has endless variations as many instruments were made by the players themselves....
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    Re: a 1922 A.stathopoulo Cretan 4 string Lyra

    Hi Thanos
    First of all,Anastasios died in 1915 so this would have been made while the company was ran by Epi, his son. By that time, the once small studio of Anastasios was transformed into a big...
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    Italian Bowlback mandola, old

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    Re: Wolle picks for clasical playing, help pls?

    Thank you thank you thank you!
    I am based in London UK.I trained as a viola player and i now divide my time between a ballet orchestra and a small conductor-less chamber orchestra.
    I usually cover...
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    Re: Wolle picks for clasical playing, help pls?

    Thank you all very much.
    I don't specialize in mandolin but I have played bowlbacks since I was a child back in Greece, and now, as a member of an orchestra, i often double on mandolin, which I...
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    Re: Wolle picks for clasical playing, help pls?

    Thank you
    Wolle, not wool:)

    you can see description here
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    Wolle picks for clasical playing, help pls?

    I have just ordered a few Wolle mandolin picks. I wanted to try them on my bowlback.
    The seller says they need to be treated/polished before playing.
    Could anyone help me with that please? I am not...
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    Re: Mahler and the mandolin

    Thank you

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DBn_ph2-ac

    Abbado+Berlin Phil use 3 players for the part and you can certainly hear them (and see them, as the director filming the concert had a...
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    Re: Mahler and the mandolin

    Thank you for your reply!
    Yes I am aware that there are cues of other instruments.
    it is the amount of perfect fifths in the first 6 bars of the mandolin part that make me wonder. Especially the...
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    Re: Mahler and the mandolin

    Hello, I am looking at Mahler, Song of the Earth, mandolin part in the 4th movement.
    Does anyone know if this was written for standard tuning?
    it is playable but it looks like that the notes that...
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    Re: Old Bouzouki--Can any one help identify?

    Giannis wrote an interesting article some time ago about ioannes and anastasios being relatives. if i remember correctly:although there is no definite proof yet,there is evidence that they were...
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    Re: Old Bouzouki--Can any one help identify?

    wow, an interesting project. I don't know what else would be interesting to share. Peristeris was born right at the start of the 20th century in Ismir (or smyrni) and was educated in Istanbul. His...
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    Re: Old Bouzouki--Can any one help identify?

    Cool!i'd love to hear the double low D sound,i might try it in mine.
    Yes,not many greek bouzoukis made it to the UK.having said that,in the last 3years i found a top from a ruined body and more...
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    Re: Old Bouzouki--Can any one help identify?

    Samuelian perhaps wasn't even the maker of this instrument. The label reads: Music Shop, Samuelian, Athens ..etc.
    it doesn't actually say it was built by him...
    It was common practice at the time...
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    Re: Old Bouzouki--Can any one help identify?

    All interesting questions, I guess the first one we should ask:
    what EXACTLY is bouzouki, and when does it first appear? As we can see from the second example of Giannis, above, the line between...
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    Re: Old Bouzouki--Can any one help identify?

    thank you zoukboy
    What sort of time period are we talking about exactly?
    I am certainly not trying to wave the Greek flag here. The trouble with this theory is that ...there are no instruments to...
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    Re: Old Bouzouki--Can any one help identify?

    I don't understand where this re-purposed mandola bodies for early bouzoukis rumor comes from.
    Yes it might have happened , people also converted some, mandolins few people still do, especially...
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    Re: Cypress as a tone wood

    if you look up the Turkish fiddle, also called Klasik Kemence or Politiki Lira (Πολίτικη Λύρα in Greek) you will find that the most common wood used for the top is a type of Cypress. I am not sure...
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    fratelli marconi bowlback repair

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    I recently got this Fratelli Marconi 1891 bowlback on ebay. I think the neck needs a re-set and the table might have sank a bit around the end of the fingerboard. basically the action at...
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    Re: Mystery mandola

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    Finally had the mandola repaired. I still don't know what it is and who made it but it sounds very good. Someone asked about a hard case so I am attaching a photo after the restoration in...
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    Re: Any Greek Bouzuki Players ?

    Lots of good comments!
    I own a few Greek instruments, a very old House of Stathopoulo lute, a small size Tzoura (3 course mini-bouzouki, string length 64cm) and soon a 60s bouzouki I bought on line...
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    Re: Removable pickguards?

    That is very interesting. Vinyl sounds ideal, however what worries me is the adhesive. I have no idea how 50 year old celluloid will behave if you cover it with glue and then try to clean it. Any...
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    Removable pickguards?

    Hello, I am looking for some sort of material to cover a horrible celluloid pickguard but not permanently as this will lower its value( it is an old bouzouki). I have seen a very thin product called...
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