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    Re: DW Stevens reverse mandolin.

    Interesting guy... I love people who go off the beaten track and follow their own passions for design and workmanship. Sounds like he made two reverse-scroll mandolins and I might guess that each was...
  2. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    Just to fulfill my obsession with newly acquired mandolins, here is my 24 next to my exquisite copy by Hans Brentrup from 2007. Only 83 years difference.

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    I am working on a coffee-table mandolin book which will include scratch and sniff feature for every mandolin. :)
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    You have quite an impressive pile as well! Equally inspiring!
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    Re: Thats a suprise Regal Reverse Scroll

    I would love to see a lefty version. Like this:

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    Re: Thats a suprise Regal Reverse Scroll

    I see this thread was started about a luthier who made another reverse scroll mandolin: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/162150-DW-Stevens-reverse-mandolin



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    Re: Thats a suprise Regal Reverse Scroll

    Yes! That’s the one, Unicorn & Mustang. Thanks!
    I like that he reversed the headstock, too.
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    Re: Thats a suprise Regal Reverse Scroll

    There was this one attributed to the Larson brothers: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/120425-1939-Larson-Stahl-Reverse-Scroll

    However I seem to recall a modern Japanese maker who made...
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    I was fooling with this monster of a tune on fiddle yesterday. Much more approachable on mandolin in Eb. I have it transcribedin that key in a J. Scott Skinner tune collection book I bought in the UK...
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    Re: Henderson mandolins

    I know that this is a 16-year old thread but that is a very cool Henderson mandolin. I can’t imagine that he made many oval-hole A-styles.
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    There are versions transposed to G on Thesession.org: https://thesession.org/tunes/922
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    I am not sure what key people are playing this these days but I believe it was originally composed in Eb major. I didn’t yet determine what key Colin is playing it in. It is often transposed to G for...
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    Re: Bruno Mandolinetto

    Actually a lot of bowlback 12 strings have survived especially the OS (Oscar Schmidt) ones. They just built them heavier. You don’t mention what sort of work is needed but I am sure it can’t hurt to...
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    Wonderful! I think this is a virtuosic piece that uses some advanced classical violin techniques especially in the second part. I think it works on mandolin a bit easier. Excellent playing by Colin.
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    Re: Just so excited!!!

    You can’t just upload a video but have to host it elsewhere. YouTube is the easiest. Then you can link or embed it here.
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    Re: Will CA Help on These Stradolin Cracks?

    I am not a luthier but if it were me and I had a luthier who I trust I would leave it to him or her vs. any DIY repairs. A competent person can assess any issues to start with. Anyway, that is just...
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    It seems like prices have gone up a bit, for the more basic ones for sure. These traditional line are obviously their premium line and in competition with Waverly tuners. I may consider one to...
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    I have a feeling that they have a photo studio and the lighting will be very different from outdoor sunlight.
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    I just looked on Steve Kirtley’s site and while there is a whole page on repairing cases, there is nothing about the handles. However, there are many posts on his Facebook Group:...
  20. Re: violin buying question to you trusted cafe goers (NMC)

    My poetry is on sabbatical these days, spending more time playing fiddle, old time and Québécois. I am head of a poetry organization around these parts and after last Sunday’s reading might get back...
  21. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    I posted this how-to page on the current case handle thread: https://www.instructables.com/Repair-a-leather-luggage-handle/
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    Cary: knowing your background, you should write one.
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    I know this thread is a bit old but I just found this web page for doing a leather restoration to get it back to an original look.

    https://www.instructables.com/Repair-a-leather-luggage-handle/
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    Here’s a photo of the back showing the flame. Still not sure if it is slab cut maple or birch.

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    And here’s the case. It came with what looks like a thin blue case cover with a...
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    Re: Tell me why not: Carbon fiber bracing.

    Carlo Mazzacarra has a bowlback just listed in the Classifieds with spruce and CF braces.
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