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    Re: Any banjo experts out there?

    A full-length photo would help us to ID whether it is a tenor or a five-string. Also include photos of the inside of the pot showing the dowel stick.

    Here's a Clarophone banjo and it looks very...
  2. Re: Correct screws, to attach bracket to Gibson pickguard?

    Try a model shop or Micro-Mark online. They have tiny screws. Here's an Micro Screw Assortment for $25. Maybe one of them might work. They do have wood screws in small sizes but they seem to be brass...
  3. Thread: LiuQin

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: LiuQin

    Just an update. I had posted an ad in the classifieds that I was looking for a liuqin and one kind MC soul contacted me that in his local music store there was a Chinese instrument, not a liuqin, but...
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    Re: Not a mandolin, but finish question

    I actually found a xiaoruan (similar to your yueqin) used at a US music store. I just received it last week and, yes, the top and back are made of paulownia wood and is unfinished as far as I can...
  5. Re: Ceccherini 10 string mandolin in Belfast, advice needed

    A few 10 string Ceccherini's have appeared on these forums over the years. They are not too common. I am not sure what they were trying to do. Somewhat more common are 12 string (3 strings per...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    MDO-305? Like this one?
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    Re: Any banjo experts out there?

    Most likely made by the Gretsch Company of Brooklyn, NY (from this Mugwumps page):



    Here's the photo he used for ID and has the same headstock shape and inlay as the OP.

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    Re: How to remember tunes?

    I don’t think you need “extreme agility” to hum a melody. It just helps connect what you hear in your head with what you want to play. Also, nothing wrong with listening and analysis. It is all...
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    Re: new to mandolin,could use help with id

    Welcome, Glenn. Just a few comments since I am on my phone.

    i think D’Angelico was fairly young when working for his uncle and probably swept the floors and was sent out on espresso runs. I...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    Maybe a Lyon & Healy would fit what you are looking for? How about this one at Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto? As for vintage Gibson, the Loar era (1922-24 or so) are the ones that people gravitate to...
  11. Thread: Tuning up

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Tuning up

    What key(s) are you singers requiring? Going up a step means fingering, for instance, in G but sounding in A, or fingering in D but sounding in E.

    I agree with everyone—just use a capo. Why drive...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    One of each:

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  13. Re: Should a Beginner use a Marco Rebora Mandolin?

    FinisVitae: Hmmmm... your name has a little bit of darkness to it. End of Life? Frankly, not if you are interested in playing the mandolin. Mandolins add spice to life and can be survival tools in...
  14. Re: What are some good "Guitar Body Octave Mandolin makers out th

    I do have a question on naming conventions. It seems like everything (with one exception) on this 8-1/2 year old thread are archtops. Does a GBOM or GOM always refer to an archtop OM. If so, what...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    I have the two versions of the L&H A, short and long scale and could try them in whatever cases I have handy (no Caltons or Collings). I will get back to you on what works.
  16. Re: Looking for a Tab for Airmail Special on the Fly

    It says that an error occurred. Let's see if this works:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMP5zvekhVs
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    Re: Where to buy armguard hardware

    Most I have seen use viola chinrest hardware. International Violin is one good place to buy if you are in US. You may have to open an account to see some items.
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    Excuse my ignorance, but that is still a gig bag, correct? I know it is an upper end, well-made one but I would prefer a decently made hard case for anything like a vintage L&H or any other valuable...
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    Re: Made in Chicago Museum Site

    This page also has some Harmony info.
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    Made in Chicago Museum Site

    A friend of mine needed and image match from an old photo of a guitarist and I guessed Harmony/Sears and found this interesting site obviously in its early stages. I don't recall anyone posting from...
  21. Re: Need suggestions on piano mandolin duet to work on with daugh

    Imslp.org is a very large and extensive repository of all sorts of sheet music. There are some mandolin pieces but also look at violin or flute and piano.
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    I use the original case with a Small Dog case cover. That is fine for me. I also use SD case covers for my other main mandolins which are in TKL shaped cases.
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    Re: Happy Anniversary Mandolin Cafe!

    Thanks, Scott, for one of the best sites on the Internet.
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    Re: Guitar Center

    My local GC is 45 minutes away in Danbury, CT and I used to stop there when I was shopping in other stores nearby. They never had much in the way of mandolins but had some decent guitars. There was...
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    Re: Old Mandolin

    I wondered why you didn't mention the bridge position before asking for side view. Too much reptile dentistry on this one.

    Here's a blowup of just the fretboard—possibly repaved with asphalt?
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