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    1930's National Tenor, played well

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4ecKFtCKWk&list=PLz958vfY_EJe9d0-_HO12CMKHy-cXdUwx&index=2&t=0s

    I have traded ukuleles several times with Jon Duncan, a friend in Tasmania. He purchased the 1930's...
  2. Thread: 1918 f4

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    1918 f4

    Here are some photos of an F4 I got a few months back. Also included is a rare case I just got from a Café member

    I apologize for the orientation stuff, it's an iPhone. Maybe Scott will be nice...
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    Electric/Acoustic Session King Tenor

    Here is a Session King with a single coil pickup built into the end of the fretboard. Wish I'd taken a photo...but it has three pole pieces (inbetween the strings)

    Ian recorded it plugged in, then...
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    Re: Would you sacrifice tone for playability?

    Marty, I totally agree. I currently own a Weber Yellowstone ‘Cello that’s set up as well as it can be, but, dang it, I haven’t been able to coax my hands into growing to Mike Marshall sized mitts...
  5. Re: Introducing the Haywood Mini Camper Suitcase Travel Mandolin

    Here's a video of this mandolin doing what it was designed for. Traveling in a suitcase; being played in a hotel room. Listen with headphones for best sound.


    https://youtu.be/R7uHVrrzHr4
  6. Re: Praise for the contoured and rectangular Ameritage cases

    My Mowry Guitar-Body Octave Mandolin came in a contoured Ameritage case. GREAT case in terms of both appearance and protection--very well made (with classy materials) inside and out. I just weighed...
  7. Re: Combination sound hole and a special carve?

    I want soemthing different for my sound hole and was sketching out a design then I see this! Way to close to my sketch so back to the drawing board. That is a very cool design!
  8. Re: suggestions/thoughts for someone wanting to learn inlay work

    Any dust is harmful but the pearl dust warning goes back to the days when they cleaned the pearl with arsenic. They don't do that anymore.

    A past thread with some heavy weight luthiers discussing...
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    I have a great deal of respect for the immense amount of research and skilled craftsmanship that Mira Vana devotes to mandolin making. I thought it noteworthy to post photos of his recently finished...
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    Re: f-hole/oval/hybrid question

    I've lusted after that F-10 since 2011 and since I have an original 39 F-7 and 35 F-12-have to complete the set someday?
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    The Sun Jumped Up This Morning

    Recently got into Tim O'Brien's version of this old Woody Guthrie tune. I've done some googling and wasn't able to find that much. I wouldn't mind just a loose chord chart and try to figure it out...
  12. For All Of You On The Southeast US Coast

    I hope and pray for your and your loved ones’ safety. Please let us know how you are doing as you are able.
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

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    i nominate this for the coolest for a canadian made cittern this is a grit laskin with a logger with his peevey riding the logs on a river drive.
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    20 mins superb Celtic tunes

    A couple of weeks back I had time to make a compilation of old videos for YouTube. One of them is mandolin/cittern type instruments. Here it is -


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgkabydSIOI
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  15. Re: Heads up! Nitrocellulose products dwindling

    OK, here's my 3 cents worth (Canadian exchange rate), First, I know this started as a thread about the possible phasing out of "traditional" lacquer products and so my apologies for going a little...
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    Re: Silverangel and Jacobson side by side

    That mandolin sounds great, but the file is marked reels and starts with a jig :confused:
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    Re: bits to cut inlays

    And, one post by Marty shows how much I don’t know about any of this.

    I know what those words mean individually but not when they are put together in that order. :^ p
  18. TGG 10 - John Lawlor Variations on: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Some more "leaks" from TGG10 last July.... John Lawlor performing some variations on: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" - wait for the tempo change half way thru … he really steps on the gas pedal..

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    Re: if you could build your own madolin.

    And (imbibes in own gratuitous preference) beautiful instruments those are Marty; they look exquisite and I'd love to own one.

    Speaking of mahogany - recently there was a Bob Cunningham wire...
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    Re: Prettiest Peghead Inlays Ever

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    M Great Blue Heron custom Club Jazz headstock inlay, by Mr. Apitius. (art provided by me…:)
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    Re: Heads up! Nitrocellulose products dwindling

    Toxic in the sense of causing personal harm to yourself when using it is one thing, toxic to the environment is another. If we continue to take a small picture, this little bit isn't hurting anything...
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    Re: Straighten a Neck - No Truss Rod

    Strictly for educational purposes I published this string height gauge many years ago here.
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    That statement does not make good sense IMO. "Toxic products" are only TOXIC if you use them incorrectly and thus expose yourself to a toxic DOSE. Water is toxic if you drink 6 liters in an hour...
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    Re: New five course mandocello

    It has been out for decades. Where have you been? :)

    Liuto was Raffaele Calace's favorite instrument. Go to federmandolino.it to find all his compositions including a bunch of pieces for liuto....
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    Re: Great New Váňa H-5 Mandola

    Hello, maybe this is a more realistic sound.

    https://www.facebook.com/vanamandolins/videos/vb.376645759073683/2337120423283570/?type=2&theater
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