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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...
  6. 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 &...
  14. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    There was this thread from October 2020 that discussed much of what we talked about here: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/151957-A4-A5-F4-F5-what-do-the-numbers-mean

    In that thread...
  15. Re: Let's talk about the Stromberg archtop guitar on SGW...

    These days you can take about 10 seconds and search for Stromberg guitar and get the Wikipedia page that compares it in the first paragraph to DAngelico....
  16. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    In actuality there were two designations for early Gibson harp guitars: R & U. See this article by George Gruhn: https://guitars.com/vintage-guitars/gibson-style-r-harp-guitar
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    Re: why no carbon fiber mandolins?

    This is such disheartening news. I hope it all turns out well and these folks either get their money back or get the instruments they paid for.
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    Re: Total Newbee looking for info

    There are lots of possible toys for your new musical pet and many of the kind folks here will recommend but I say get what *you* think you will need and spend the rest of the time familiarize...
  19. Re: A friend acquired this Brandt with a broken headstock

    I think the problem with these and with early Lyon & Healy scrolled headstocks was that they had to rout out so much wood for the tuners it weakened that part of the neck. L&H later thickened the...
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    huh? Gibson mandolins were branded F and A early on way before there ever existed jazz guitars with f-holes and besides they all had oval holes until the advent of the F-5. I am not sure if Orville...
  21. Re: Let's talk about the Stromberg archtop guitar on SGW...

    Amazing that someone dropped that off at a Goodwill.
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    Re: Flatbacks of note

    Without some pics to compare I would say it is Favilla-made and not made by Martin. The headstock looks different to me and I am guessing there are some other subtle differences that we would see in...
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    Re: Why play Mandolin?

    I was in college and one friend garnered a spot on an amateur talent show that was on local TV. There were 6 of us and at least 3 played guitar so one guy lent me his Martin flatback mandolin. I...
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    Re: Call and Response in F

    Here are three more videos with the same premise in keys of D & C & A:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYGY6K070X8


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjoQ8sL6WeA

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    Call and Response in F

    This is a great way that Baron Collins-Hill (MandoLessons) teaches. He calls it Repeat after Me. It gets progressively more difficult to do it exactly. Fantastic exercise really gets you listening...
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