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    Re: Fingerstyle mandolin

    I play with a fingerstyle guitar player, whenever we've played out I'm miked so I don't get lost. When we're just playing for the neighbors or wives they seem to hear me ok. Holding a pick feels so...
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    Re: Fingerstyle mandolin

    Ry Cooder is my new hero!
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    Fingerstyle mandolin

    I'm relatively new to mandolin, 2-3years. I gave up the pick on guitar almost 30 years ago and I had been mostly strumming chords on the mando. Lately I've been trying to expand my playing a little,...
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    Re: Old Bacon

    Thanks Jim, I appreciate your help.
    Steve
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    Re: Old Bacon

    I'll likely never know for sure, not that it's that important, just curious. It's #351. I don't know the year when my Grandfather gifted it to my Grandmother, or whether it was new at the time. I'm...
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    Re: Old Bacon

    Anybody have an idea from the photos what year this mandolin was built? I don't know if there were any changes year to year. It sounds like it was a short production run, '21-'24.
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    Re: Old Bacon

    a second try
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    Re: Old Bacon

    180629180630Here is my baby, with the Stewmac restoration tuners installed. I'm not sure of the exact year, I've been calling it a '22. They weren't an absolutely perfect fit, the mounting screws...
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    Re: Old Bacon

    Thanks for sharing that video. Mine are the worm under gear tuners so they should fit like a glove.
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    Re: Old Bacon

    I have a question for you wise folks. I want to replace the old tuners but don't want to have to redrill the headstock. Stewmac makes a restoration tuner for old A style mandolins. Anybody know if...
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    Re: Old Bacon

    Thanks everybody for the info. After studying the grain more on the back, it looks more like birch than maple to my eye, which doesn't really jibe with the 1924 catalogue for a Professional Model. ...
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    Old Bacon

    Hello all, new to the forum. I inherited my Grandmother's old Bacon mandolin, given to her by my Grandfather. It's a 2 point which I gather is the Artist model. It has the number 351 stamped on the...
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