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  1. Re: 14 string vintage bandurria H T Tunica Chicago

    Here's another one just like the other one, except somewhat worse for wear, lacking a case, and also lacking the all-important Victoria Racimo connection... .

    The seller has just accepted an...
  2. Re: 14 string vintage bandurria H T Tunica Chicago

    She's a doozy. With the nearly-$30k quote I wasn't actually referring to the bandurria but to the Vega-Arthur Godfrey baritone uke, which is being offered for the bargain-basement figure of...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I wrote the seller a note about her pricing:

    With all due respect, when a dealer offers musical instruments for sale at prices that bear no relation to any existing musical instrument marketplace...
  4. Re: 14 string vintage bandurria H T Tunica Chicago

    I wrote the seller a note about her pricing:

    With all due respect, when a dealer offers musical instruments for sale at prices that bear no relation to any existing musical instrument marketplace...
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    Re: 5 course questions

    At that scale length the instrument would most likely be happiest with an extra high course. Tunings like GDGDG or GDADA really pop at that scale,and give you lots of room to play...
  6. Re: 1939 Regal Custom Mandolin- Carved Top- Two Point- Oval Hole

    The guitar was made for LuluBelle of LuluBelle and Scotty Wiseman. There were apparently two made in one small batch, one sunburst and one natural. Here is a shot of the natural one, but note the...
  7. Re: 1939 Regal Custom Mandolin- Carved Top- Two Point- Oval Hole

    The Regal custom shop in the 30s produced some spectacular instruments. I found an unlabeled custom guitar at a yard sale along Sheridan Ave. in Chicago years ago that was the equal of anything made...
  8. Thread: Reel picking

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    Re: Reel picking

    From long-ago workshops with Mick Moloney and others I think that the standard pattern for picking reels on mando (or banjo, or any plectrum beastie) is D-U-DUD-D-U-DUD--meaning that you have to...
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    Here is a tune played on cittern with tremolo technique adapted from the Spanish guitar. I spent years practicing "Recuerdos de la Alhambra." Then I heard the Irish classical guitarist John Feeley do...
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    Re: Tremolo for Irish Trad?

    Listen to what Enda Scahill does with tremolo--both on mandolin and tenor banjo. He occasionally takes the standard triplet and extends it into tremolo passages on jigs, reels, hornpipes, and even on...
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    Re: Andy Tobin Bouzoukis

    Love the tune that Emer and her husband are playing on the first clip. Anyone know what it is?
    Joseph
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    Re: Gugino Octave Mandolin at Bernunzio

    And already sold, drat!
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    Re: Show your cboms!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=65457506664&set=pb.768851664.-2207520000.1470770915.&type=3&theater

    From a cbom orgy at Randy Clepper's house in Columbus OH.

    That's Randy's Sobell...
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    Yes it does. Looks like 14308.
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    I don't have the slightest doubt that this one is from the Larson shop. I have one exactly like it (except beat to hell), and it's Larson work in every particular.
    Joseph
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    Clarification about the DeLuccia--it is a six-string headstock, but I had it set up with four courses--the high two double and the bottom two single.
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    For some reason the photos uploaded rotated left. Sorry. But you can see the Leland mandocello by itself and standing beside the amazing 3-course DeLuccia that Doc Rossi bought from me a year or so...
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    147181Okay, let's see if this works....[ATTACH=CONFIG]147180[/ATTACH
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    I'm inclined to be somewhat conservative on this too. Larson's are now in the position that Martins were back in the 80s, when every guitar with a slotted headstock was a Martin according to some...
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    Retail for these is $8-10k. So given that Ebay is a wholesale market, $4.3 is about right.
    J
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    It's a beaut. John Arnold was tapping on the top and back and it rang like a gong. Can't wait to get it set up.
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    Re: Vega Cylinderback—save me please!

    Cylinder-backs were made with incredibly thin tops, and they have a tendency to dish or collapse altogether.. Great sounding when they're healthy though. I've had one or two like this that I've given...
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    Just took a wild leap at this one off of Ebay. It's the real thing, a Prairie State 12-fret 000 from about 1930. In the shop now getting a neck reset, bridge glued, general set-up. Seems every...
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    Re: Looking for O'Carolin Book Recomendation

    To answer the original question--yes, the o'Sullivan book is authoritative and indispensable for anyone who wishes to know both the tunes and the life and times of the man who created them.
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    Re: Possible Larson?

    When I lived in Chicago there was a music store on N. Sheriday Rd. called Flatts and Sharps. One day in the early 90s somebody brought in an old guitar that somebody had found in a dumpster. It was a...
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