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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Yes, that's it. I suppose the word Custom was all the rage back then! I have in fact also bought another Regal mandolin from 1939 which may be repairable for $50. However, it shares the same shape of...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Yes, it does seem massively overpriced. I have recently bought a 1939 Regal Custom Mandolin that retailed for $50- about the same as an A50- that has a rosewood body and a craved top- it is oval...
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    Re: National Tenor Tri-cone Resonator Guitar

    It's pending because it is the design for the projected Thunderbid 6.
  4. Re: Finally did it! 1895 C.A.Kisslinger BowlBack Mandolin restore

    Here is a YouTube video which covers the Belgian Expeditionary Corps. Go to 5:50 in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeh7pE8hYco
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    Re: Regal Wendell Hall Guitar?

    Looks like the same inlays as this fancy Regal tenor that Jake Wildwood has as "circa 1925."

    https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/2014/05/c1925-regal-fancy-rosewood-tenor-guitar.html
  6. Re: Review: Feeling Handmade A style mandolin Solid Spruce top"

    The marketing woman at Feeling said that they made Afanti in the same workshop- Feeling was the brand that they used in China but were now selling those instruments worldwide- presumably on eBay but...
  7. Re: Review: Feeling Handmade A style mandolin Solid Spruce top"

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    I posted one of these photos in the other thread. There is a piece of BluTack on the tailpiece!
  8. Re: Review: Feeling Handmade A style mandolin Solid Spruce top"

    Stevo, I am afraid a sound clip is probably beyond my ken. I will have to ask if one of my friends can help me do one. I can confirm that the Afanti mandolins are made in the same workshop, it seems....
  9. Review: Feeling Handmade A style mandolin Solid Spruce top"

    Here is the ebay listing:https://www.ebay.com/itm/Feeling-Handmade-A-style-mandolin-Solid-Spruce-top-A90DF-Flame-maple-OEM/362659577131?hash=item547031fd2b:g:SwEAAOSwnMRdLecU

    A thread began a...
  10. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    That is almost certainly the original case.
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    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    I thought a "piece" was a gun or another weapon. Some say that the word is short for "Peacemaker" the famous Colt.

    As others have pointed out, it is a circa 1930 A-0 with a cloud tailpiece and it...
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    Re: Chinese mandolins

    I hope to see my expert tomorrow so I will post up my review fairly soon. Personally, one month on from my previous post, I am very happy with this instrument and have no negative comment. Obviously...
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    Re: "Brand New" 1930s Regal Mandolin

    I saw that- you got really lucky!
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    Re: "Brand New" 1930s Regal Mandolin

    On its last outing it got no bids. However, it is probably worth the starting bid- or as you suggest a tiny bit more.
  15. Re: Strange headstock: homemade, or Harmony/Regal/Kay?

    It looks somewhat akin to an United of NJ instrument. They always had MADE IN USA stamped inside.

    The tuners have come from a mandolin that had them recessed into the headstock. This mandolin...
  16. Thread: Name that Mando

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    Re: Name that Mando

    Indeed, I would not be surprised if this mandolin had been made in the USA by someone from Italy.
  17. Thread: Name that Mando

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    Re: Name that Mando

    It has a number of features that suggest Catania, Sicily. However, we cannot see the back of the instrument which would be useful. Those inlays are very common and were probably imported from...
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    Re: "Brand New" 1930s Regal Mandolin

    That's interesting- it may well be one of them I guess. There is a modern take on this venerable Regal mandolin- the Gordon Giltrap D-Day mandolin which has been discussed here. I reckon this old...
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    "Brand New" 1930s Regal Mandolin

    It certainly looks as though it has been stashed for the best part of 90 odd years. Jake Wildwood is featuring a similar all mahogany mandolin in his blog which has the recessed tuners. I seem to...
  20. Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this banjolin?

    Looking at the original thread- the tailpiece appears different- this suggests the cloud is not original. We get a glimpse of the tuners- which are probably not American so this may well be a...
  21. Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this banjolin?

    If it was made by Windsor, somebody has replaced the tailpiece- which is currently an American made cloud. We have not seen the tuners, which I assume are American. Most Windsor made instruments had...
  22. Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this banjolin?

    Those large marker dots and the griffin make make me wonder if they have been done later. Of course, it may all be original but those dots and the overall headstock shape somehow do not conjure up...
  23. Re: Can anyone tell me anything about this banjolin?

    You have not shown us the tuners but I assume they are the worm under the gear style which would put this instrument into the 1920s although supplies of that tuner type seemed to last into the 1930s....
  24. Thread: Old Bacon

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    Re: Old Bacon

    It might be an idea to post a photo of your mandolin tuners. Here is a video from Stewmac- showing that the tuners are worm under the gear type- as in the 1920s.
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    Re: My new very thick unknown mandolin -what is it?

    German metalware was also used on American made instruments- I have seen a huge catalogue of one German manufacturer from the 1920s which showed tailpieces and tuners. Many big American instrument...
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