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  1. Sous le ciel de Paris -- two tenor guitars + mandocello

    This French chanson from 1951 (also known as "Under Paris Skies") is this week's tune in the Song-A-Week social group. As I have recorded it on tenor guitar, it may be of interest here as well. ...
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    Cold frosty morning

    Old timey tune with mando, guitar and "egg":))

    https://soundcloud.com/bluesguy1963/cold-frosty-morning
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    Re: Amplifier recommendation

    Yea, I learned that the hard way. I don't know the specifics of why and how, but there are amps designed for making you sound acoustic, only much louder, for an acoustic instrument or for vocals. and...
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    Re: Odd oval-hole 4-point on Craig's List

    I think it was probably a project that was originally built by someone that knew something of what they were doing. The screwed on pickguard, Antonio Tsai tailpiece, and inexpensive tuners coupled...
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    Re: Odd oval-hole 4-point on Craig's List

    Am I the only one who cares about posting the photos before they disappear, especially those on craigslist which go away very soon? Here you go... for historical purposes.

    I don't recall this one...
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    Marla Fibish's Irish Mandolin Course

    Anyone else taking the Irish mandolin course on Peghead Nation taught by the wonderful Marla Fibish and care to share a video of their progress? She's teaching Irish slides at the moment. It's really...
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    Vintage photo of a Stradolin

    check out this trio in Pittsburgh from the fifties. The Stradolin is awfully shiny, have never seen a finish like that.
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    Who has the best wife in the world?

    This guy. (Thumbs pointing toward me).

    Yesterday, after the funeral for a friend's mother, a couple of pickin buddies and I stopped by The Chapman's Acoustic Shoppe in Springfield, MO, to look at...
  9. Great archive of some lesser heard tunes!

    Someone posted about this over at thesession.org and I've just spent all morning perusing it while I should've been working! It's the Sťamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music - each tune is...
  10. Thread: 1931 Gibson C-1

    by clem
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    1931 Gibson C-1

    151617

    Just received my "new to me" Gibson C-1. As you can see, it has been played A LOT...the painted on pick guard has been almost completely "picked off." But it plays and sounds great. A...
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    Re: Redwood Burl Electric Mandolin

    A Watkins Westminster that I found in England....
    Great little amp...
  12. Old Virzi and more found at Mandolin Brothers

    Someone sent this to us, knew it was a Virzi but wasn't sure from what, or its worth. Rather than tell what we think it is--believe it's from a violin--thought we'd toss out here because they're...
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    Re: Vintage Case Repair

    We're having a conversation about Vintage cases, which are different that a "used" case. People collect them because they're cool and rare and potentially go with an equally cool and rare instrument....
  14. Two Waltzes: Starry Nights Of Shetland & Archie's Fancy

    These are two waltzes I have recorded today using arrangements for contra dancing by Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni -- thanks, Evelyn! Both recorded on three mandolins with tenor guitar backing:
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    New Tenor in the making.

    I am making another guitar based around a fiberglass body.
    I have successfully made several six string versions from a bigger mold but I just made up a smaller mold and cast this first one.
    I am...
  16. Re: History of the Geib Musical Instrument Case Company

    The interior color is described in Gibson catalogs as "American Beauty." No doubt the name was derived from the famous American Beauty Rose.

    Steve
  17. Childgrove from John Playford's English Dances

    An arrangement from John Playford's renaissance-era "The English Dancing Master". Modern folk rhythm meets renaissance melody.

    I play the melody on my Breedlove Quartz OF mandolin and the...
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    custom mandola

    It's been a while since I finished an instrument of the mandolin family, and this one is different enough from the usual around here that I decided to post some photos. The customer was operating on...
  19. Thread: Hard times

    by diptanshu
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    Hard times

    http://youtu.be/zu8vKsa4Pe8

    Here's an original from our band No Strings Attached... A little preview of what's going to be on our EP to be launched this year!
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    Vintage Gibson mandola eye candy

    I received these three Gibson mandolas yesterday. I thought I would have some fun photographing them together.
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  21. Re: The Cecil B. DeMille Fanned-Fret 'Dola by Girouard Mandolins.

    ...OK, case opened...
    Wow...

    https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8762/29646504486_66791ebd0d_z.jpg

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8280/29057449113_a9c1614a30_z.jpg
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    Re: Recognize this Mando?...

    Here is a catalog page for Supertones from Sears. The same model with what really appears to be Harmony trim. The other mandolins that are recognizable are Harmony built as well. Could have been...
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    Re: Vintage tenor guitars in the UK

    Here is a nice one...... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252488482612?ul_noapp=true
  24. Two etudes from the Bickford Method, Vol. 2

    Zarh Myron Bickford (1876-1961):
    1. Crooning - 0:00
    2. Melody in Triplets - 1:40

    These etudes for two mandolins are from Volume 2 of "The Bickford Mandolin Method".

    Bickford says:
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    The Great Scottish Composers

    I have compiled a small booklet looking at twelve different Scottish composers from the past 300 years, giving musical examples and a brief biography of each. I have chosen musicians who have,...
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