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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    That was kind of you to keep it and kind of the luthier to repair it for you. Do you know if he does work on banjos?

    I'm in East Sussex but was born and grew up in Croydon. I used to go to some...
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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    It is so frustrating to receive damaged items and much more so when it is due to incompetence!! You were fortunate to find a luthier to do that amount of repair work and now it must very satisfying...
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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    Thank you for that information Jim. Isn't it odd that Vega opted for that bridge position, contrary such a proven design?

    I don't imagine that the Ellis tutors are particularly special in respect...
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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    Actually, I've given it up all together to concentrate on the banjo, mandolin and guitar. I am really enjoying being a beginner again!!

    What music do you make on your mandolin and do you play any...
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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    Hi Nick,

    I did ask the seller about it and he said the same as you. There doesn't appear to be a footprint, but it might have disappeared if he cleaned the top. I only asked out of curiosity, as...
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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    HI Jim,

    I had thought that too but forgot to ask, so I will email him again today. Is your instrument the same as mine?

    I haven't yet had a chance to thoroughly search the forum archives, so...
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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    Thank you Nick, it is difficult. I do have the support to see me through, but the waiting is the hardest part. She is at home and has now reached the stage of sleeping all the day and night.

    This...
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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    Nick, I think fate determined that the mandolin tutor appeared on eBay followed by Mike putting up his instruments. Actually, I also got the Il Globo from the eight he was selling and again, paid him...
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    Re: Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    David, thank you very much for your opinion.

    Nick, thank you for your very informative reply. The seller is a professional luthier, specialising in mandolins. We had a good conversation regarding...
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    Silvestri bowl back mandolin.

    Hello,

    I have been learning to play the zither banjo using Herbert J Ellis's 'Advanced School For The Banjo And Zither Banjo' and the guitar with his 'Thorough School For The Guitar'. Having...
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