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  1. Re: Identifying bowlback mandolin and question about black inside

    This is going to be a bit of thread drift but as I am now really curious about bowlback construction historically I'm looking at examples of bowled instruments that are still being built in the world...
  2. Re: Identifying bowlback mandolin and question about black inside

    I think that bowls were a work of art that was beyond what the mortal woodworker could imagine. It took special skills to get the staves shaped, aligned and attached to each other. Chris Martin...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    This is not available yet, but my CD of Early Italian Mandolin Soloists will be coming out later this year:

    http://www.neilgladd.com/Publications/GLADDISC.html
  4. Re: Identifying bowlback mandolin and question about black inside

    With regard to the lining paper: having recently removed and replaced some, I can tell you that either paper, cloth, or veneer (as in Embergher) when applied with hide glue will shrink and pull the...
  5. Re: Identifying bowlback mandolin and question about black inside

    Take a look at this thread. There are pictures of some forms (one type) as well as conversations about how bowlback mandolins were built. I think the lining inside was most likely a method to keep...
  6. Re: My latest build: A Mandocello/Liuto Cantabile/Cittern hybrid

    It's MINE! All mine!
    I choose to reveal myself, and I appreciate your professional online privacy-courtesy Jo.
    I play classical mandocello in the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra on a 1912 Gibson K4. I...
  7. Thread: 1940's GIBSON f4

    by rcc56
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    Re: 1940's GIBSON f4

    I spent some hours with this mandolin many years ago and thought it was very good: reverb.com/item/52762666-gibson-f-4-1939-sunburst -- NFI-- I have no connection or experience with the seller.
    ...
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    Re: Howe-Orme mandolin video

    Sidenote...I used to live up the street from Rick Turners shop and stopped in to visit and chat often. Rick was a wonderful guy & so full of knowledge. Early on he showed me his collection of...
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    Re: Catania Creation? Very colourful.

    Google Lens found this labelled E. DeCristofaro, Naples that also has an ameboid scratchplate and similar armrest. Short-lived fad, maybe copied from bouzoukis of the era?
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  10. New Sam Bush album focuses on John Hartford tunes

    Cool news via Sam Bush's Twitter account.

    https://twitter.com/sam_bush/status/1572319286882078722

    203433

    - - - Updated - - -

    Or "Sam" Bush and John "Hartford."
  11. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    TODAY: San Gennaro holiday, the band is playing outside the church --La Triestina March by F Gallo. The DiBella edition.
    They played it also in the vestibule of the church--greeting San Gennaro as...
  12. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    A trio of trumpeters showed up during the San Gennaro holiday celebration this weekend in Little Italy; they played Tesio's arrangement of Gabetti's "Royal Italian March." (1900) Rocco de Rocco...
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    Re: bowl back mandolin

    Here we go:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bilKP6CbJdg
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    Why am I not surprised that you have one Jim? ;)
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    Re: Can anybody tell me what I have?

    If I recall it's an Aero Ukulele.

    https://ukulelemagazine.com/stories/great-ukes-flying-high-with-the-lindbergh-inspired-aero-ukulele
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  16. Re: Your favourite manufacturer offers you a signature model

    Large body bowlback, radiused classical length fingerboard with extension, simple but elegant decoration.
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    Re: Vinaccia disection

    I'm a bit rusty at playing these round thingies, but I did record this one:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm3QiX2D2pc&t=4s
  18. Your favourite manufacturer offers you a signature model

    What specs do you give it?

    Me? Oval hole f-style with Gibson headstock. Grover tuners. Bone nut. Slightly wider neck. Ebony finger boards. Tobacco burst. Rosewood bridge - with the meatball strip...
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    Re: bowl back mandolin

    One could even just string it up with 2 strings per course.
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    Newly completed Mandolino Milanese

    Part of the enjoyment of building mandolins is the research that goes into a recreating an historic instrument. I certainly learned a lot about the historic development of the mandolin while building...
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    Humbuckers

    Greetings..... a quick "heads up"......

    Following my retirement last year, I passed on my recipes and winder to Chris at Belvoir Guitars and he is now confident enough to offer them for sale...
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    Re: Vinaccia disection

    I forgot to post some "finished" photos, so here we go:

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    Sorry about the fuzzy photos, I knew my camera needed replacing, but didn't realise how much!
  23. Thread: Bowl back id

    by jonm
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    Re: Bowl back id

    Another very similar one here;
    https://vintage-instruments.com/shop/mandolins/mandolin-family/martin-style-0-mandolin-1915/
    ....same no. bowl staves, skirt depth, headstock, tuners, 3dot ebony...
  24. Re: Dio Dinos Electric Greek Bouzouki looking for information

    It's not a bouzouki for sure!

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/42415-Mandola-scale-length

    "If you mean "mandola" in the traditional American sense, the range is from "15" to 17." "
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    Re: P. Bianculli?

    I am sure that I did a search on Library of Congress and got quite a few results for Bianculli: https://www.loc.gov/search/?in=&q=Bianculli&new=true&st=

    Discography and links to the recordings...
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