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    Re: New (to me) mandolute

    Just an update. I wanted to lower the action a bit but didn't want to mod the original bridge, so I made a new one. I ordered a new adjustable bridge from StewMac and then cut it down and glue it to...
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    Re: New (to me) mandolute

    Seem totally reasonable, and I'm not being argumentative, just offering information. The arch induced here on the top and the back is much more extreme than you'd find on most flattop acoustic...
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    Re: New (to me) mandolute

    Thank you Jim: I should add this isn't ether a flattop, technically or a bowlback but neither is it carved. The top has a slight arch from side to side and a pronounced arch from neck to tail. The...
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    Re: New (to me) mandolute

    I tried tuning it down a step and it opened up a bit more. Tomorrow I'll see what i can find for strings locally. My interest in this is partly that I'm using it for Irish music and partly that I'm...
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    Re: Another newcomer

    "Mandolute" was what Weymann called them--kind of like "telecaster." Weymann had a patent on the term, though it's not clearto me what they patented--what was unique. The top and the back overhang...
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    New (to me) mandolute

    I got this today in trade for a bunch of guitar stuff at a very good local music store. A Weymann probably model 20, serial number 16180, probably 1914. Has a repaired top crack.
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    Well I bought the Weymann. Traded in a bunch of NOS vacuum tunes and effects pedals and came away with money. I've know the owner of the store for decades. The mandolin had been kind of forgotten and...
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    This seems odd

    Local Craigslist, asking $12,345 for an Epiphone mandolin from 1980.

    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/msg/d/alexandria-1980-epiphone-mm70-mando/7377013650.html

    Mandolin is allegedly...
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    Re: Another newcomer

    LOL no! I'm trading in a bunch of guitar stuff for the Weymann, if I decide I like it--the fingerboard was lifting so I could not get a great sense of how it would play. The action was high--I'd...
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    Re: Another newcomer

    I just went up to the local shop--the weymann wasn't ready to be put through its paces yet, so I took another look at the Big Muddy, which was actually a mid-missouri. It's pretty nice
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    Re: Another newcomer

    I tried a Big Muddy that was at my local store and the sound didn't grab me though though it was very nicely made. But I'm considering building an "Army/Navy" style. I have all the tools but not the...
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    Re: Another newcomer

    George Mason University. At our university, enrollments in the traditional liberal arts are way down, so people who retire are at the moment not being replaced
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    Re: Another newcomer

    Thank you all for the welcome! I didn't think people would know who Francis O'Neill was. He had a very interesting life and as a historian of the US i was as interested in his police career as in the...
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    Another newcomer

    Hello. I've been lurking for a while. I'm a US history professor for a living. I've played bass and guitar for over forty years, small time local gigs around DC. How I wound up with a mandolin has a...
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