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    Re: Burgin Shanghai Octave Mandolin review

    Hi Sue - I did a lot of research and talked with a lot of builders. Price and build time were important factors. Paddy fit the parameters on all counts.
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    Re: Burgin Shanghai Octave Mandolin review

    [QUOTE=John Kelly;1797906]A magnificent creation. How about a sound sample now, Tim? I would love to hear this one.[/[QUOTE]

    Sorry but LOL, with this gigantic fretboard, that will be awhile -...
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    Re: Burgin Shanghai Octave Mandolin review

    Oh - and the tuners are Grovers. BTW the fretboard is radiused.
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    Re: Burgin Shanghai Octave Mandolin review

    Thank you! Here is a picture of the shell work in process:

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    Re: Burgin Shanghai Octave Mandolin review

    "Jim Garber: I am just curious, Tim. What is the nut width? In the photos and the ones on his site it looks wider than others I have seen. Also what top wood did you choose? So the scale length is...
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    Burgin Shanghai Octave Mandolin review

    I wanted to give a quick review of my octave mandolin from Paddy Burgin (http://www.burginguitars.co.nz/instruments/cut-away/). This was a custom order which took about three months to have built. It...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    LOL - add to the mix that the relationship to an instrument evolves and changes the longer you own it!
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    Re: Girouard Ensemble A-5 opinions.

    When I was recently searching for a new Mandolin, I communicated with Max extensively by email. I was astounded at his timeliness and thorough communication skills as well as his patience. I actually...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    Thank you all for you helpful and informative input. Often our queries take us in surprise directions. In this instance, as I have learned, from Steve Kirtley, more about my original 1920's L&H case...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving

    I share those thoughts. This is a remarkable on line community. The experience and expertise is a treasure. The generosity shared is something to be most thankful for!
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    Re: Lyon & Healy Model A case information

    Hi Sue - nothing yet. At first I assumed it should be completely relined with padding - but Steve says no for good reason. So it does not need much work at all. It will need a slight tear near the...
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    Lyon & Healy Model A case information

    When I recently acquired a Vintage Collings made A-style case I was astounded at its quality, design, and functionality - so much so that it stimulated an interest in putting my original L&H Model A...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    I agree 100%. It is subjective for everyone. Ears and fingers will solve the quest, not price tag.
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    Re: Tailpiece busted - is this normal?

    Flatiron's are known for this - I had the exact same incident as have many others.
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    I think most of my questions are answered in this thread. Thanks folks!

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/112875-Need-new-case-for-Lyon-amp-Healy-Style-B?highlight=custom+case
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    Actually Jim, I just dug out a TKL A-style case that is not being used. It turns out that the points and body fit fine. However, the storage compartment under the neck is too long thus part of the...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    Any luck? I'm curious. I think if I could find a nice slim well fitting case for my LH (short scale, asymmetric), I'd sell the Calton. Chances of me truly needing something that beefy are pretty slim...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    Excellent suggestion!!!
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    I would recommend that you get somewhat familiar with the impact of the pick's thickness, material, point shape, and bevel (or lack there of) on the tone and "feel" of a mandolin. To me this impact...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    CMchaney - I don't know if it will help but, seeing as how you are a violinist and may not have immediate access to a 13 inch scale mandolin, I have attached a picture of my hand on the neck of my 13...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    Just a quick note - the L&H at Gryphons has the longer scale. Quite neat that they have one!
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    If your thinking leads you toward the Lyon & Healy's, here is a link to a good article about them on Australian builder Peter Coombe's website as well as to his very fine classical model: he is one...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    The Cafe can be overwhelming for researching such questions so I hope many will chip in and share their thoughts and experience in this thread even though the opinions maybe repeated in other...
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    That would be quite interesting to know Jim. Thank you. Asymmetric or symmetric points?
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    Re: Cases for Lyon & Healy model A

    The biggest difference on my Calton is caused by the neck angle. Thus the case depth is an inch or two deeper than a standard Calton. Because of this I assumed that most standard F cases would not...
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