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  1. Thread: Lyon an Healy?

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    Re: Lyon an Healy?

    Up over $1K.

    I was interested in part because I already have a potential line on a tailpiece cover, but at this price I think I'm out. I got a Style B (L&H label) in *much* better condition on...
  2. Re: Country Mandolin players in the Honky-Tonk era

    Jimmy Maddox of the Maddox Bros.
    James Morrow of the Teen Kings
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    Re: Amy Helm chord form

    Hm. I use my thumb for 2-finger D and Dm chords in first position, but I never thought about doing this.

    I just played in the pit band for a stage musical and there were a lot of 5 chords in the...
  4. Thread: Lyon an Healy?

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    Re: Lyon an Healy?

    No case with this instrument, if you happened to be wondering.
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    Re: Stephen Fearing's New Manzer Cowpoke

    Just saw Bruce Cockburn ... looks like Manzer has built him a charango!
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    Re: Gibson A1 (requesting information)

    If your nephew comes back and learns you sold his mandolin, he ain't gonna be happy, no matter how much you sold it for.
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    Re: Eastman octave mandolin $350 - CL

    I see a couple of new ones on Reverb for $745. So this is less than half price, meaning it's a good deal.
  8. Re: Lyon & Healy style 5283 Model A) at Skinnerís auctions

    Given that, I'd be surprised if it meets the estimated $2–3K.

    The bridges on these instruments don't look right ... they appear to be a lighter color than ebony. I don't know if that means they...
  9. Thread: Lyon an Healy?

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    Re: Lyon an Healy?

    I bought a Lyon & Healy from Shopgoodwill once.

    It is still in a luthier's shop waiting to be fixed.

    But I might be foolish enough to do it again.
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    Re: Gibson 5-string mandolin oddity on eBay

    Given the size of the body and soundhole relative to the talipiece base, isn't this a mandocello body we're looking at? Proportions don't seem right for a mandolin or mandola body.
  11. Re: Lyon & Healy style 5283 Model A) at Skinnerís auctions

    Nota bene: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nota_bene
  12. Re: Lyon & Healy style 5283 Model A) at Skinnerís auctions

    Holy cow. One of them might well have, yes. I'm told Goichberg was very keen on the L&H sound and his quartet was all L&H instruments. So he and Zelnicki might well have played L&H mandolins on that...
  13. Re: Lyon & Healy style 5283 Model A) at Skinnerís auctions

    Also a Giacomel, a vintage Martin, and a Bacon banjo mandolin!
    https://www.skinnerinc.com/search?s=mandolin

    The L&H/Washburns both reportedly have 5-digit serial numbers (!!?) and Skinner's...
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    Re: 5 string electric mandolin string info

    Tiny used Black Diamond guitar strings, but I don't know the exact gauges.

    .018 is really heavy for an A string. 5-string players tend to want slightly lighter strings than acoustic players, for...
  15. Re: what strings do you recommend for a rigel mando ?

    Rigel, for a time anyway, strung everything with John Pearse strings, but I don't know the gauge. 74s will work just fine.
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    Glue for Randy Wood pickguard

    The pickguard on my Randy Wood F5 has two pins that go into the fretboard, plus a side bracket with a little ebony block that's glued to the underside of the pickguard.

    At least it *was* glued....
  17. Re: A Georgian Panduri (ფანდური) I built

    Trio Mandili rocks!

    I found a very nice-looking panduri on ShopGoodwill of all places, with what appears to be a more Western-style chromatic fretboard. I actually haven't taken it out of the...
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    Re: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

    There would have been more, but the mandolin was accidentally buried in whipped cream during a photo shoot.
  19. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    If you bring a mandolin to an old-time session, don't play it like a bluegrass mandolin. No chop chords in old-time!
  20. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    It's certainly an important instrument in African-American string band music. White old-time string bands like the Skillet Lickers used it, but less frequently.
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    Re: This must be a joke

    Maybe, if you claim that Pete Townshend is the one who smashed it.
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Maybe this dealer is Dr. Lori's nephew?
  23. BRIGHT STAR: musical by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

    Woo hoo! I've got a pit orchestra gig playing mandolin for a production of Bright Star. I saw a professional production a couple of months ago — what I'm doing is a high school production, but it...
  24. Re: Was the mandolin played in traditional folk before Bill Monro

    Heck, Bill Monroe himself played folk mandolin before he started the Blue Grass Boys! Just listen to his recordings with his brother Charlie.

    Just for the record, bluegrass is not "traditional...
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    Re: Getting mildew off a gig bag

    1. The vinegar worked.
    2. No reply from Saga.

    All hail the Mandolin Cafť!

    (Now to get the mildew off the OHSC for my '30s National Silvo tenor ...)
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