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  1. Re: Good source for beginning Celtic and Quebecois music

    Great stuff, Diego. Thanks. I checked out LH's site. Lyme disease? Mercy, mercy, mercy.

    Mick
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    Re: 1934 Rickenbacker Tenor

    I made an offer which was unceremoniously and quickly rejected.

    Mick
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    Re: Favilla Mandolin

    Miggy is right on. That is a pretty basic Favilla. They made some much nicer models.

    The neck looks muy sketchioso on this one which would sorely compromise its value whomever the maker.
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  4. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Whoa. He ought to know.

    Except Louis lived to a ripe old age....and so did Artie.

    For me, Burns's focus on Armstrong in Jazz and on Jimmy Rogers / Carters / Nelson/ Cash in Country Music...
  5. Re: Highly decorated German bowl back mandolin 1900

    Looks pretty clean and fussy for Catania, but who knows? They saw everyone and raised them all more than a few lira.

    The ur-Weymann tuners are pretty interesting to see here. Molto pulito!
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    Re: Recording King by Gibson

    The Recording King / Gibson sold for ~$327.... Not a bad price, as the KM-11s often go above 4 Benjamins.

    Mick
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    Re: Info on this old bowlback?

    Allen, all the DeMeglios I have owned have featured zero frets. They made a lot of mandolins.

    To see what DeMeglio -- Ceccherini connections there might have been seems worth sleuthing out.
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    Re: Recording King by Gibson

    These are good mandolins. I've owned more than a few of the Kalamazoo labeled ones.

    Maybe I ought to bid on this one, too. My daddy was a big Monkey Wards fan. It was his Amazon.com.

    Mick
  9. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    By coincidence, while watching the CM episodes, I've been reading Daryl Sanders That Thin Wild Mercury Sound about Dylan's recording of Blonde on Blonde in Nashville.

    The Burns documentary gives...
  10. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    We've been comping the "Jazz" and "Country" Burns docs, because it seems so natural and fun to do.

    I agree with David on the pleasures found in the Jazz series from its emphasis on New Orleans...
  11. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Been in a busy patch so falling behind some on watching. We're on Episode 3 now: Monroe, Scruggs, Ernest T, Hank, the Bryants. Staggering to be reminded that all that music was compacted into a...
  12. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Probably, the most amazing thing I've seen on show so far. Simply brilliant. Would love to watch the whole movie.

    Good stuff on Bob Wills, but naturally I thought it could have gone on longer...
  13. Re: Did you catch the Ken Burns Country Music series opening?

    Watching Episode 2 now, Mike. Looks like the local PBS station has them all cued up for streaming, so this might be a power watch.

    Plenty of mandolins. And Rhiannon Giddens. ;)

    Okay, full...
  14. Re: Finally did it! 1895 C.A.Kisslinger BowlBack Mandolin restore

    Great story, Louis. And great to see the mandolin up and playable again. A real Lazarus story.
    I hope you enjoy playing it for many years.

    Mick
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    Re: Gelas mandolin family at Bernunzio's

    Like Quasimodo, I had a hunch......;)

    Good luck with the sale....I hope someone buys them all and keeps the set together.

    Did you acquire them separately or as an ensemble yourself?

    Mick
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    Re: Finally, a use for a banjo

    Yep... we live in a country where owning an AK-47 is more acceptable than owning a banjo.

    And we pay the consequences.

    Mick
  17. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    I actually started on an electric mandolin, an EM150 and then got one of Kevin Schwab's early 5 strings with dual humbuckers. Still kicking myself for not getting a 10 string version when he was...
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    Re: Gelas mandolin family at Bernunzio's

    Very impressive....Thanks Allen and GwtrPkr.

    Any idea how JB came to the set?

    The "Hawaienne" guitar looks fascinating. I'd enjoy hearing that, and the mandocello.

    Interesting that the...
  19. Re: Seeking information on great-grandfather's mandolin

    I appreciate Graham's good eye on the faux finish on the top...a technique more often seen on the woods on the backs of flatback mandolins.

    His Sicilian reference also sounds plausible to me,...
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    Re: Washburn no. 1898 style E

    Yum. That rosewood back is lickable......

    Mick
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    Re: Nice bowlback mandolin

    It looks like an American made mandolin, my brother. Many small details suggest that to me. Tres interesting that it has found its way over to France....

    Our default assumption with many...
  22. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    Timbo's going Irish on you, Diego.... ;) James = Mike. Francis = Mike. Kevin = Mike.
    You should be around my family sometime. Even my sisters get called "Mike" when the going gets going........
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    Re: Should I pay for damage caused?

    I hear Mike's point and sort of agree. To a point.

    Some long while back a couple of rowdies (a friend of mine and no-friend-of-mine woman) were carousing at the edge of the stage, fell, rolled and...
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    Re: Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X's

    Happily playing my Gibson mando while reading another silly Gibson-bashing thread....

    Mick
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    That's a great photo, Jim, but actually of a slightly different label design.

    I love the use of "disciple". A lot deeper than the more common "allievo".

    Mick
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