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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Very nice, Cary and Frankdolin! Josio is a favorite tune and I love waltzes— I’ll have to learn that one.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    That is, of course, after the fact. I believe there is a glitch in the software for these forums that when you upload a photo from an iPhone (or maybe any phone) it will embed it sideways....
  3. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    Biggest problem here in the US is finding a luthier qualified and willing to do the work. These are specialized mandolins unlike standard carved style ones. My Emberghers were restored in the UK and...
  4. Re: Seeking music by S. Seth Weeks & other Black mandolinists

    Back in 1989 some of my friends and I participated in a concert at Carnegie Hall that was a recreation of a 1912 concert of music composed by James Reese Europe a black composer. It included a...
  5. Re: Seeking music by S. Seth Weeks & other Black mandolinists

    I will have to dig through my pile of old sheet music but I believe I may have some of his pieces or possibly even a book. I will see what I have.
  6. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    Here are a few additional photos I took this morning. The little star inlay at the fifth fret fell out some time ago and I think I need to have someone check the braces etc. I never have played it...
  7. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    My tailpiece is not original.

    Here is the listing in Jalovec violin book:

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  8. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    Curiously, none of the mandolins here have any dates and the labels all seem different. Mick, do you have additional photos of the one in your files? I wonder if the violins have dates? He is listed...
  9. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    And here is the only other CC Bruno mandolin that I have photos of. I do not own this one. I do have photos of 4 Bruno violins in my files. I would love to own one of those.
  10. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    Hi Moby75: I have only seen two until now when I see the third one you own. I acquired mine about 17 years ago with a wonderful sculpted wooden case. The full name of the maker is Carlo Colombo...
  11. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    My favorite florentine mandolins are the ones cooked on a bed of spinach. :)
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    Re: Where did you find your last mando?

    The very last one was a recent gift. A friend of mine teaches piano and has an elderly student who had his father's bowlback and he wanted someone to actually play it. Before that I did a trade with...
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    I have also seen ukuleles made of two cocoanut shells glued together to make a similar body shape but I am guessing the cocoanut shells don’t sound as good. While I hated my turnover I’d love a...
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    Re: String Instrument Cabinet

    I am sure some folks here have built things like that but in the meantime, here is one person's take:
    https://danlovesguitars.com/2013/10/how-to-make-humidified-guitar-cabinet/
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    Re: Bach Prelude No 1 in C for Mandolin

    Hey, David: Give it a try. I would be curious what you think. It looks to me that Matt's fingering is trying to avoid open strings whereas when we play the Cello Prelude there is a need for the open...
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    Re: Pick Hold Issues

    You can save a lot on money if you go to the local zoo and get it directly from the source. :)

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    Re: Pick Hold Issues

    If at all possible, find a good teacher, either local to you or via remote who can watch what you do and how you can improve it. It is very hard for us to recommend other what works for us and it...
  18. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    I nominate journeybear to be official secretary of the Gibson Naming Appreciation Society. Anyone second this nomination? :)

    You are looking for logic from the Gibson Company? Good luck. There are...
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    Re: Bach Prelude No 1 in C for Mandolin

    Ok, so this piece would be properly identified as Prelude No.1 in C major, BWV 846 from the Well-Tempered Clavier. Again, sorry for my confusion and overly quick assumption.

    I agree with...
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    Re: Good pick for starters

    You could ask the shop where you got it what strings were in it. As far as picks you could hear hundreds of favorites here. Great that
    mandoman will send you some. What guitar picks are you using?...
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    Re: Bach Prelude No 1 in C for Mandolin

    Apologies. I assumed that this was the ever popular cello piece. Bach uses similar melodies and themes throughout his works. Always best to be specific with generic “titles” to avoid confusion. I...
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    Re: New/old Mandriola.

    Looks like rosewood and from what I can tell just some scratches on the back and hopefully no major separations or need for major repairs.
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    Re: Bach Prelude No 1 in C for Mandolin

    Thanks, Matt. Was this an experiment to transpose it in a different key? Original for cello is in G and the two violin versions on IMSLP are in D to mimic similar fingering from the cello. Did you...
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    See, Allen... we have so much in common. I actually owned a Turturro Turnover (no, not the apple flavor). I agree it sounded like "not." Thin body and sound hole went through on both sides. More than...
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    Re: New/old Mandriola.

    Yes, called mandriola in Europe and in the US called (sadly) just a 12 string mandolin. Lots of those were made in the US by Oscar Schmidt and I have seen some by other US makers/distributors: Lyon &...
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