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    Re: Lyon & Healy Style C

    Does anyone know how much a Lyon & Healy Style B in excellent original condition (except for re-fret) is worth?
    The instrument is in excellent playing condition and suitable for a professional level...
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    Re: Eastman Octave

    I know that I am late to the party but I just bought my Eastman MDO305 octave mandolin today and am absolutely amazed with the quality and sound for under AUD$1000. The scale length is longer than I...
  3. Re: ISO 1885-1900 Italian mando w/Tipaldi Brothers label

    I am doing some research into the history of the mandolin in Australia and just found the following article in the Brisbane Courier on 16 August 1911 titled "The Mandolin":
    “The mandolin has again...
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    Re: Lyon and Healy mandolins

    The medium.
    http://elderly.com/accessories/items/154-M.htm

    Regards
    Geoff
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    Re: Lyon and Healy mandolins

    Hi Peter,

    I am in Perth, Western Australia and I own three Lyon & Healys. One A model and two B models. I also sold the B model L&H to Marissa Carroll which she plays so beautifully.
    I generally...
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    Re: lyon & Healy mandolin

    Rob,
    I own number 18, so we both have very early models. I also own another later model (serial no 994) and there are some subtle differences - they made some improvements over time:
    1. The neck...
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    Re: Classical Mandolin solo Videos on YouTube

    I thought you might be interested to see Marissa Carroll’s first YouTube video performance. Marissa is currently studying second year music at the University of Queensland in Australia with the...
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    Re: Alison Stephens

    Just wanted to state my apppreciation for Alison Stephens. She contributed so much to the mandolin in the UK with her work at the Victoria College, her recordings, her many performances in the UK and...
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    Re: Alison Stephens

    Thinking of you Ali and hoping for the best. It was great to see you again at Bruchsal last June.
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    Re: Lyon and Healy A # 31

    I had a good look at the photos and was suspicious that it had been dropped at some stage with the scroll ear missing and what looks like stress cracks where the neck joins the body. Might be wrong...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy Pickguards

    Thanks for the discussion. So much knowledge out there when you work together!

    Just to let you know that the warped pick guard has been restored to its original shape. The luthier who restored it...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy: bar frets?

    Hi.
    My luthier friend has just refretted a Lyon and Healy for me. He found the frets to be bars (ie straight vertical sides - no tang). I had purchased Jescar 39040 fret wire (1mm width) as these...
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    Lyon & Healy Pickguards

    I have a Lyon & Healy Style B mandolin built approx 1917 which has a warped pickguard (presumably from heat(?) - looks like it could have been in a shop window for a long time).

    Does anyone have...
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    Re: Post a picture of your lyon&healy mando

    Does anyone know what would be the closest match to the original strings used on Lyon & Healy mandolins? I use Tomastik mediums and the sound is great for classical music. I also had a new bridge...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy Mandolins

    Thanks for the responses. I'll try and get a copy of the book.
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    Lyon & Healy Mandolins

    Can anyone help me locate a table of Lyon & Healy serial numbers by year. I am trying to date a Style B that I have.
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    Re: Post a picture of your lyon&healy mando

    This is my Lyon & Healy Style B mandolin which is pretty close to being my favourite mandolin (I say close because I can't actually choose a favourite). It is not the one I play in our orchestras as...
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    Re: Mandolin & Guitar wedding duets

    Back in 2006 I commissioned Robert Schulz in Perth, Western Australia to write a complete wedding suite for my son's wedding specifically for a mandolin quartet (2 mandolins, one mandola and one...
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