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  1. Re: Raffaele Calace? Knock off? Questionable label.

    So many of the Japanese label bowls I have seen from recent ('60s-present) have been Calace inspired, so it must have started somewhere and, Wendy, your grandfather's mandolin might be at the start...
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    Re: Odd old Puglisi harp mandolin

    Missed this when it was first posted.

    That rosewood back is amazing, Bruce.

    Mick

    From David: "Seen them and played them

    Nice tone...not nice enough to bother."
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart mandolin

    Thanks, Mike.

    Can you resend that link? It's only leading me to a Reverb home page.

    Yes...you're right, I mispoke / typed. That volute (thank you, Diego Garber) isn't an actual joint. ...
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart mandolin

    I'm not sure I'm with you on this, Mike.

    I'd like to see one of these "Favilla copies" that we can be sure about.

    Favilla had their own line of flatbacks with a distinctly different body...
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart mandolin

    Here's the Stewart labeled "Martin" from Jake Wildwood's site that Nick referred to earlier.

    I quibble with Jake now and then on his assignations, but not on this one, volute and all.


    I...
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart mandolin

    Fair play to you Fuzzy.

    As Mike hinted with his request for a view of the rear head-to-neck joint, this detail is the smoking gun for me, too.

    What our friend Diego Garber refers to as a...
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart mandolin

    Agree that the back shots will really help determine.

    I'm pretty sure Martin used the same body molds for their jobber mandolins as for their own (and why wouldn't they?)

    The Martin shape is...
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart mandolin

    Not sure, Cary, about this one being a Martin made Stewart.

    Hopefully the OP can post some more photos out of its case to help determine.

    Here's a rotated view of it for starters.

    The...
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    Re: Replating a vintage National mandolin

    Not sure what you're after, big fella.

    Your metallurgy dump seems pretty irrelevant to my reply to Allen.

    But I guess you felt the need to let us know.

    I'll roll with your "And lastly...."....
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    Re: Replating a vintage National mandolin

    Allen, I worked in a plating plant for awhile in high school. Evenings and a summer.

    You're dead right. It was a corrosive fuming hell. No amount of Beat Poetry could offset that and I got out...
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    Re: Vintage Bruno 2 Point A Style

    Fair play to you SmokyM.

    I think you're local expert is pretty close.

    From our experience here, I would ballbark this in the late '20s to early '30s as Chicago design styles began to change.
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    Re: Double-sided, double-necked violin

    Brings to mind the "turnover" mandolin-uke from Nicholas Turtorro (and some modern versions) that has been discussed here on a few occasions.

    The soundhole went all the way through it!

    Here is...
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    Re: Bowl Back Zouk Restore

    More photos please, sir! Lots of them.

    You know how we are around here.....;)

    And perhaps one of the label, too, if there is one.

    Thanks in advance!

    Mick
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    An enjoyable Puglisi bowl for sale on Ebay.

    I like the double banding of top inlay that the Sicilians often used.

    But there it is, right there, in a great photo.

    It's not the neck that goes...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    I wouldn't bet against that. It's a clean machine under any circumstance.

    I've got an AC bowl, and not a fancy one, but it has a proper ebony fingerboard, as this one might as well. Hard to...
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    Re: Identify a Tater Bug Mandolin

    That's the familiar setup on the iconic Vega bridges and the DeMeglios with a brass saddle.

    Having a compensated string spacer as on the Ricca just adds that much more compensation.

    You've got...
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    Re: Violin shape Mandolin

    Having grown up thinking that a acoustic string bass was a jazz or a bluegrass instrument, I was quite surprised to learn that people played it with a bow.

    I realize there is already some music...
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    Re: Identify a Tater Bug Mandolin

    So it's like a double-decker bridge?


    Mick
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    Re: Identify a Tater Bug Mandolin

    Allen, Ricca was involved in the piano making business in the NY / Northern NJ region, I believe before and for some period congruent with his mandolin production.

    Some very nice mandolins and...
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    Re: Identify a Tater Bug Mandolin

    Mike..."taterbug" falls in there somewhere just South of "Gibby" as a virtual reproduction of fingernails on a chalkboard.

    Gibby is certainly worse, but the margin is close.

    There are others...
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    Re: Identify a Tater Bug Mandolin

    You may be right, David.

    I can't ID what the apparent white stripe of material is north of the bridge / saddle.

    Mick
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    FWIW here is a very clean example of a Montgomery Wards label bowlback.

    There's been various discussions of on the various makers who might have supplied the Chicago ur-Amazon,
    so it's nice to...
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    Re: Asleep at the Wheel

    Ha! Good memory....But those ceiling tiles were removed so the fiddle players wouldn't poke holes in them when they grew enthusiastic....you could see lots of bow chunks knocked out in the adjacent...
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    Re: Circle of 5ths

    Thanks, Matt. It's always helpful to go through this again. And again.

    When I started playing piano accordion, the stradella arrangement of left hand bass notes blew my mind.

    It was if I was...
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    Re: 1936 Cromwell GM-6

    The Depression notwithstanding, '30s were halcyon days of cinema animation in the US. Hard not to see the "Goofy-ness" of this design in that light.

    Mick
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