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  1. Re: TGG 10 - John Lawlor Variations on: Take Me Out to the Ball G

    John does a fine rendition and great variations of the chorus.

    Have any of you heard the full song including the verses?

    For your enjoyment here is Edward Meeker’s recording done for Edison on...
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    Re: Banjolin Identification and Help

    Danilee, may I suggest that you post an ad on this banjo centric website? They have an active classified section and you never know what parts might turn up. To aid the search it would be helpful to...
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    Re: Banjolin Identification and Help

    Here are some photos of the Schmick banjo that support my theory that the OP’s banjo was built along these lines. Note the removable banjo pot assembly with tension hoop and also the presence on the...
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    Re: Banjolin Identification and Help

    Mike, you are exactly correct! My posting was not meant to identify the OP’s mandolin banjo but only to point out that it shares design features with the Schmick model. As a moderator I’m sure you’ll...
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    Re: Banjolin Identification and Help

    Your grandfather’s mandolin banjo shares many of the design features of the Lyric banjo which was patented by William Schmick in 1916. The patent describes a deep well wooden resonator (such as...
  6. Re: Vega Short Scale 4 string banjo neck model?

    Because of my ragtime group I had been looking for a melody banjo for several years and Joseph very kindly agreed to send the neck my way. I thought you all might like to see the final result. Andy...
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    Re: Some help with a Gibson A3

    As others have said a whiteface A3 with trussrod is fairly uncommon. Here are a couple in the collection where the cover partly obscures to inlay. A late 1922 F4 mandolin and a 1923 L3 guitar. Sorry...
  8. Re: Mandola and Octive Mandolin Parts for Kits I had made

    The mandola tailpieces and tuners are the same as those used on a mandolin, they are readily available.

    The bridge is available from Cumberland Acoistics.
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    Re: Affordable melody banjo options

    As Dusty says, actual 4-string mandolin banjos, AKA Melody banjo, are fairly uncommon. Most have a 13” scale length which is 7/8” shorter than an 8-string mandolin banjo. They were intended as a...
  10. Re: Gibson Inc. Gibson Brings Out New Tenor-Lute, 1924

    Dave, thanks for posting this! I love those red plush silk lined cases.

    There are currently 25 entries for the T-L in the archives and there is quite a few variations. Most are 4-string and blonde...
  11. Re: Gibson Inc. Gibson Brings Out New Tenor-Lute, 1924

    For convenience and permanency sake here is the full article.

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    Re: circa 1919 Gibson H1 Mandola questions

    The Gibson pickguard side clamps show up regularly on the auction sites and Reverb, just keep your eyes open. Steven Gilchrist used to list an exact replica on his website for $180 but I just checked...
  13. Gibson Inc. Gibson Brings Out New Tenor-Lute, 1924

    Some interesting reading and historical perspective about the intended purpose for this unusual instrument.

    Here is the announcement in the September 27, 1924 issue of Music Trade Review about the...
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    Re: Longer bridge screws

    The Gibson pattern adjustable bridge, including Cumberland Acoustics, Randy Wood, etc use posts that are threaded #5-40. As 4ForAll states these are a typical hardware item in the US (or online at...
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    Re: Intonation help

    Tom, there may be saddles cut the way you describe but ones that follow the old Gibson pattern and not symmetrical end-to-end.
    Here are two examples. One is the patent drawing for the first...
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    Re: Intonation help

    There are some very fine suggestions here!

    Is it possible that when your mandolin was reassembled after being refretted that the saddle position was reversed? That might account for the change...
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    Re: original 1922 Gibson Catalog?

    Wow!

    That is rather dear for an original catalog, the last few on eBay have sold for about one-tenth of that price. Reprints were made of that catalog (usually attributed to 1921) by the Country...
  18. Thread: Gibson F4

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    Re: Gibson F4

    It is unusual that the instrument would not have received a factory number but not unheard of. Sometimes they are very faded, you might try looking again, perhaps with a borescope or brighter light....
  19. Thread: Gibson F4

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    Re: Gibson F4

    As Ray T suggested, reading the Factory Order Number stamped inside on the neck block will tell us the year your F4 was made. You’ll need a flashlight. Look through the sound hole at a sharp angle...
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    Re: Little help identifying Gibson A

    Hello Al,

    This is a style A, it is likely from the late teens. If you can see the factory order number (FON) stamped inside on the neckblock we can help you date it with the help of the research...
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    Re: Half Past Four

    John, The best of luck with your son’s scholarship application!

    Half Past Four is a very popular old time fiddle tune. The composition is usually attributed to fiddler Ed Haley.
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  22. Re: Neat 1904 Gibson A4 with some nice Handel Tuner photos

    Scott, thanks for posting this, it is a beauty but I think it is an A3. Did the label indicate otherwise?
    A4’s usually have a fleur de lis inlay on the headstock, this one has the traditional A3...
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    Re: Vintage Case handles

    Thanks Alan, it I sent good to know that the handles fit a Mark Leaf case as well as the vintage mandolin and banjo cases.

    I have a few more handles available in the Cafe classifieds if anyone...
  24. Re: Removing a Pickguard from a 1921 H4 Mandola?

    If the goal is just to secure the guard I would recommend not trying to remove the pins from the side of the fingerboard because you risk breaking the guard. Better to let a professional remove it if...
  25. Thread: Rockbridge

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    Re: Rockbridge

    I’ll be arriving at Rockbridge on Wednesday, Charley. Next to Clifffop it is one of my favorite festivals.

    http://www.rockbridgefestival.org

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    Mark
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