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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    I'd never thought of that! Perhaps it is removable. I guess we'll never know if the video was cut or she removed it quickly.

    The playing technique is typical of the tanbur (تنبور), it is indeed...
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    Have you ever seen anything like this?

    Have you ever seen anything like this? This is an Iranian Tanbur but the same process could be applied to any bowlbacked (or even flatbacked) instrument in the same way. There's an extra half or...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here's me playing a Mexican song:
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    and here's the sheet music for anyone who wants to give it a go: https://i.imgur.com/TfkbUh6.jpg
  4. Old 'Musikvaruhus Waidele Göteborg' Swedish bowlback with pegs

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324980492276?hash=item4baa58c7f4:g:N0UAAOSwt1ph1yzM

    https://i.imgur.com/UTBE0c5.jpg
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    Re: Help identify this wood

    Looks to me like Ovangkol, Bubinga or Cocobolo? There's a few others it could be.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks. I look forward to hearing your version of it. Here's the sheet music:
    https://i.imgur.com/SI9qyy1.png

    Also, to be pedantic (when am I ever not? ;) ) it's an oud not a lute.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    "Rasa Sayang" (traditional song from Malaysia and Indonesia)
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    Re: Fretless mandolin?

    Me too! Sounded like a mini-sarod to me!

    Here's Oud player and teacher Navid Goldrick playing a fretless mandolin he converted (skip to 5:17):
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  9. A. Strohmer, Nürnburg (Nuremburg) 1920s/30s German flatback

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203777926390?hash=item2f721c64f6:g:pDMAAOSw3~5hu2hZ

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  10. Re: 1860-1880 Portuguese mandolin con leques (with preston tuners

    Ooops! Sorry for the repost.
  11. 1860-1880 Portuguese mandolin com leques (with preston tuners)

    https://i.imgur.com/JW7pRiV.jpg

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/224765447300?hash=item3455108c84:g:9EMAAOSw9qRhzOUB
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Great playing! I had to look up what an Ookpik was and learnt something!
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    Give me a broken bowlback and a roll of tacky old wallpaper and I'll get right on it... ;)
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    Happy new year everyone!

    https://i.imgur.com/JbTd6j6.jpg
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    Re: Even the cafe is biased towards f's

    The shape of the guitar comes from the viola da mano or vihuela de mano, which in turn comes from the viola da gamba and viola da arco. 'Of the hand' and 'of the leg and 'of the bow' respectively....
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    I don't really think I'm qualified to answer this question, and you'd probably get a better answer from an Iranian, but here's some analysis which may help...

    The Western 'major' mode is actually...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    "Pishdaramad-e Bayat-e Tork" پیشدرامد بیات ترک by Abolhasan Saba

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  18. Thread: 2 old Mandolins

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    Re: 2 old Mandolins

    The Waldzither is worth quite a bit, definitely keep that one (or sell it for a good amount).
    The mandolin underneath is quite a common design of ones from Germany but still a nice instrument.
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    Nope, these aren't mine, they're from ebay.
    Thanks for the link, I wasn't aware of that either! I clearly should've used the search function before posting these... :redface:
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    Re: Bowlback mandolin case needed

    I also bought one of the Hobgoblin ones 2 years ago: https://hobgoblin.com/gr31070-viking-standard-bowl-mandolin-case

    I did a sort of review and shared some pictures and thoughts here:...
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    Wow! I wasn't aware of that part of the site. Thanks for bringing to my attention.
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    Thanks both.

    Is it just me or do the USA, 1918 duo and the Britain, 1918 soldiers look like they've seen the horrors of the first world war? I know people didn't smile for photos back then but...
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    USA, 1908
    https://i.imgur.com/dOmHqTs.jpg

    USA, 1910
    https://i.imgur.com/q40JBi7.jpg

    USA, 1910
    https://i.imgur.com/xaCMj3i.jpg

    USA, 1910
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    Belgium, 1920
    https://i.imgur.com/O2eMdCk.jpg

    Morocco (under French colonial rule at the time), 1912
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    Italy, 1930
    https://i.imgur.com/jlD9L1V.jpg
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    France, 1900
    https://i.imgur.com/uszFrd4.jpg

    France, 1900
    https://i.imgur.com/I2EDfnr.jpg

    France, 1903
    https://i.imgur.com/DH21bGt.jpg

    France, 1910
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