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    New build, bowl back mandolin

    Hi
    Wanted to share my new bowl back mandolin based on my flat-backs
    some images attaches and a link to some sound videos
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    Carolan's Draught

    Another great tune by Turlough Carolan. I don't know what it is, but I think of myself pouring a bit of whiskey in a glass when I play this one.
    The melody is one that a beginner can learn, and...
  3. Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    The second of the Jimmy D'Aquisto inspired mandolins, This one of Sitka and Tasmanian Blackheart sassafras.

    196609 196610 196611 196612

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    Re: Seeking tailpiece for old bowl back

    Karen that appears to be the base of a Waverly Cloud type tailpiece. The good news is that people sell the base often on eBay. The bad news is there aren't any up there right now. Just two that have...
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    Franks' Backyard Mandolin "Live"

    This is a little set I did in my backyard for no one it seems, because there weren't even a bird. What I really need is help ID'ing song #3 @ 3:50. DavidKOS, Martin Jonas ? Cannot find where I...
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    NMD - Peter Coombe classical flattop

    Wound up with this beautiful Peter Coombe mandolin this past week. Spent both yesterday and today playing it at gigs. Played and sounds like a dream. Definitely not a Gibson tone. But with the music...
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe hats

    I Wait for Woolen ones with Ear Flaps for winter..
  8. Little Italy - my first composition for guitar and mandolin)

    Hi everyone!! I am a composer and guitarist, and just recently started studying mandolin).
    This is now one of my favourite instruments. And I'm glad I found this forum.
    Let me share the first song...
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    Back to building kits!!!

    I have begun to build my kits again!!! I first started in 2000 at the request to give workshops. It is 2021. I have just retired from 34 years in the public school classroom scene.
    I am now...
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    Nomd

    My new old mandolin arrived today. She's an SS Maxwell from the 1930s, in decent condition for an old girl in her 90s. She came with a nice case and some interesting "documentation," too.

    I need...
  11. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    This weekend, actually July 11, 2014 this thread became active! seven years ago! Unbelievable! And what is even more exciting to me is how those musicians who've been outside the Italian dance...
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    Re: No love for old Martins?

    I think the premise behind your questions is inherently flawed.

    I love my Martin canted-top mandolin. Unequivocally.
    I think you'll find numerous discussions here among folks who enjoy playing...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    https://youtu.be/dEoVcLLb8cc This link takes you to the restored video by Richard Schatzman

    Finally, after the original video languished for 31 years, it is a fully restored 20 minute...
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    My latest build: A medieval gittern

    https://i.imgur.com/d2qiblr.jpg
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    Re: Losing Your Place

    Jill, Your advice and observations on variations in tunes, especially in the traditional/aural-learning world is really spot-on for me.

    I was playing in a real, LIVE session on Thusday evening...
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    'Mermaid' Charango

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224466519404

    https://i.imgur.com/9oBN1KO.jpg
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    New videos from Dix Bruce

    I have been busy! I just posted a bunch of new videos. Most are product profiles of my more recent books with sample solos and such. Some are video lessons for mandolin and guitar. All can be...
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    Glorious fun

    Between COVID and a career change, I have had little time or opportunity to play recently. But today I had a rare free couple of hours. I spent them standing too close to a 30w amplifier and...
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    TablEdit is back!

    Mandozine was hosting a wonderful collection of TablEdit files for mandolin, but as you are probably aware it has not been reliable lately. The site went offline at the beginning of 2019, was...
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    My latest renaissance lute

    A 7 course renaissance lute I just completed. By request of customer, this is fretted in 1/6 comma meantone and with an extra wooden fret on the 4th course between nut and 1st fret.
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    Bluegrass Stomp with mando and octave

    My buddy and I playing as a mando duo for fun. Beside mandolins we both play octave but in this video just one octave :)

    https://youtu.be/vrMYpk0mI6w
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    A medieval citole

    Here's a medieval citole which I built for a customer here in the UK:

    https://i.imgur.com/pIOP2Lt.jpg

    And here's a sound and video sample I did before it was shipped out:
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    Mandolin Build RAG Mandolins

    Looked high and low for an oval F style and decided for the money to invest in a USA builder instead of an import.

    Found Roy A. Gordon in the builders section. Contacted him, gave him some...
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    Fraulini Caterina - a prototype

    For the last few weeks and in spite of the pandemic, I've had a welcome visitor in the house... a prototype mandolin built by Todd Cambio (Fraulini Guitar Co.). Todd is a guitar builder with a deep...
  25. Oblivion for solo mandola (in G) and accordion

    I posted a video a few weeks ago elsewhere in the Cafe of my solo arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion” which I performed on mandola in G (octave mandolin). My brother-in-law, Raymond...
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