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    Re: No manufacturer or serial number

    Found the headstock shape on a Harmony built instrument. Still can't find the neck or heel shape.
  2. Re: Restoring a 1930's National resophonic mando

    If you know which logo would have been on it you might check this out.
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    Re: Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    I'm not going to lie, I enjoyed that immensely. :cool:

    As far as the book cover goes I think they've used that same mandolin on some other cover.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    If it was made in Italy all would make sense except for that Waverly tailpiece. The dots could certainly be a connection or at least an influence. If I bought this I would make myself crazy trying to...
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    Re: Exposed Bushings

    You and me both.
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    Re: No manufacturer or serial number

    I'm not so sure about that. There are at least three other manufacturers on that page and I'm not sure Harmony is among them. I suspect but obviously cannot prove that the indented headstock shape on...
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    Re: Exposed Bushings

    I'm pretty sure Adrian has this right and my guess is that they might have been a little loose to begin with and the changes just pushed them up a bit. I'd just push them back down with the strings...
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    Re: No manufacturer or serial number

    What I was looking for with this was a neck with that pronounced V on a labeled mandolin. I couldn't find one. The Harmony transition era from bowlback to these didn't have it either. I couldn't find...
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    Re: No manufacturer or serial number

    I'm pretty sure it could have been a Harmony even if it never had a Supertone label that fell out and left no residue.
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    Re: No manufacturer or serial number

    It was built in Chicago, most likely by Regal (although Harmony made a similar model) circa the 1920's. It was built "For the trade" with no label so that a retailer, distributor, teacher, school...
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    Re: Mandos in the Movies

    That is pretty hysterical actually. The Blue Weed Boys.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    Have you looked inside with a dental mirror and flashlight for markings?
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    OK, I suspect that it might have been made in Mexico or at least the neck. The tuners look decent but they just aren't real common in the US. Maybe someone can ID those. I can't. Whoever built it was...
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    Could you post a picture of the tuning machines from the side?

    That double nut makes me wonder if this neck had a zero fret at one time.
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    Re: What's the real difference?

    OK, what about the tone bars in the Gibson F5's from the 20's?

    You're kind of painting with some broad brushes here.
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    Re: 11 (eleven!) string thing?

    It could be an Oud or a Psaltry.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    My only problem with that story is the slot head tuners. The tailpiece is a common US product, he had to work to get those tuners. I'll be honest, if I bumped into that and the price was right I...
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    Re: 11 (eleven!) string thing?

    How to add a picture
  19. Re: interesting pickguard hardware on Ebay Gibson

    Yeah, I was just trying to be nice.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    I suspect the bridge was not original to the instrument but I guess it could be. The F holes are really rough.
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    Re: 1898 ward and son/ Marano mandolin

    I merged these threads.
  22. Re: interesting pickguard hardware on Ebay Gibson

    I'm pretty sure it never left the factory that way.
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    Re: Need Help Identifying Strange Mandolin

    For posterity:
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    Re: 1898 ward and son/ Marano mandolin

    Pictures always help and very few bowlback mandolins (assuming it is, and at that age I would guess) carry a whole lot of monetary value. Many times these aren't what they appear to be. That's why we...
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    Re: Tuning issue

    Make sure the bridge is placed in the proper position and the top is oriented correctly while your at it. It most likely needs a good setup. Beyond that mandolin is Italian for "out of tune".
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