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  1. Re: Classical nerd roll call: Lyon & Healy archtops

    You forgot "again" regarding your indelicate digits and my L&H. Cheers!
  2. Re: Classical nerd roll call: Lyon & Healy archtops

    You know, the style C pieces are nice and the style B pieces really nice as well, especially in the era before the Cs moved to that plain paddle-style headstock.
  3. Re: Classical nerd roll call: Lyon & Healy archtops

    Nice, Tim. the quilt of your maple is similar to my own. Who added your armrest and bridge? Do you like how the armrest augments function?
  4. Classical nerd roll call: Lyon & Healy archtops

    Because . . . why not?!

    I admit: I'm a bowlback-fan kinda guy, especially of the Neapolitan type. However, I've been bitten by the elegance inherent in Lyon & Healy's (L&H) approach to archtop...
  5. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    I scored a 1922 A in January. Cheers!
  6. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    Cheers, Tim, welcome, and that's a lovely L&H A ya gots there.
  7. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    I'll add the recently deceased Alison Stephens to the list of performers to seek. I was quite fond of her solo recording, "Con Espressione"; her early effort, "Music for Mandolin"; mandolin–harp...
  8. Re: J. S. Bach BWV1004 - Ciaccona Transcr. Eduardo Egüez

    One could even kinda do both in a single instrument . . . depending on what you think about the fourth-tuned, gut-strung mandolino of the baroque era.
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    PPS: There was a catalogue published of the original holdings of the Stearns Collection (Stanley 1918). It's a useful reference that I accessed via the U.S.'s university library system.
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    PS: When I last handled this piece (more than a decade ago, and I'm not sure where my notes on the piece are now), I had assumed the bridge was subsequently glued, not constructed with the intent to...
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    Digging back through my own e-mail archives, I see that you and I corresponded on related topics back in 2006 or so, Graham. Your own book is on my wish list, but I still haven't picked up a copy. ...
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    Interesting. I took all those same measurements for that book project that was abandoned in—I don't quite remember—perhaps 2005 or so. The project was first assembled by a guy named Dan'l Terry and...
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    Yes it is, Graham. Have you visited it in person?
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Quite lovely, Valbert.
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    And in case you're still peeking in, pav, this is a ca. 1890 mandolino toscano (again following the nomenclature given by Pisani: like the Brescian, but later and with a larger lombardo-like...
  16. Thread: Sicilienne

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    Re: Sicilienne

    A weird wandering diminuendo across systems in the previous. Here graphically improved.

    181071
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    Sorry to have missed this comment, vic-victor. Yes, I did, but they're of poor quality and not where I'm traveling. Keep hassling me, and I'll try to remember to PM a couple when I can find where...
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    Re: Changing the tuning for medieval sound

    I think this little article is a good illustration of the kind of questions that can arise when trying to determine medieval tuning schemes:...
  19. Re: Eilee Pakenham, her Compositions and her Ceccherini mandolin

    Ceccherini did groovy mandolin.
  20. Thread: 1911 recording

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    Re: 1911 recording

    Dounis was a fine composer of unaccompanied mandolin solos in his own right. You can get some taste of that here: http://www.neilgladd.com/Publications/NGP%201002.html.
  21. Thread: Round picks

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    Re: Round picks

    I'm another pointy-plectrum dude, specifically favoring the Neapolitan variety. Cheers, all, reunion of sorts.
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    Re: Audition coming up! Help!!

    Should it be specifically a solo? What kind of difficulty are you willing to tackle? Will the guitar-program faculty take a mandolin solo seriously? Early Classical (but perhaps a little too close...
  23. Re: Bocca Profumata (F. Francia, 1897) , Italian waltz

    I've just begun noodling with this one. Thanks, Martin. Sparks writes that Ferdinando was Leopoldo's father, and the dates I've found do line up.
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    I'd like to see, Pav. Can you share those images? I have handled and measured an odd early Embergher in six courses, but with a completely unscrolled, flat peghead,
  25. Re: Looking for a recording of La Chasse de L'isle Adam

    I broke a twisted brass d on my early Neapolitan while playing this and thus googled it in procrastinating the string replacement. I love this piece, but still struggle with the arpeggio variation. ...
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