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    Re: 1890 5 course bandurria

    i noticed this one as well. very cute little instrument, although i can't see myself playing it.
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    Re: Gibson snakehead Jrs vs other snakeheads

    gibson was very consistent in their inconsistency!!! good one

    i have two snake heads. one refinshed which i call the worlds best busking mandolin, and one mostly origonal that was my workhorse...
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    i had a poor condition but playable larson mandolin as attested by hartman who wrote he book. it was ok but i sold it locally for what it cost me and the buyer turned around and posted it on the...
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    Re: bohman mandolins

    great site and what a collection. we are not worthy. that collection on the classifieds alone is a fantastic tribe
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    there is now a world wide catalogue for dendrochronology. scientists at a dozen universities are doing the ring counts and matching them for patterns of ring spacing which can date the death of the...
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    bohman mandolins

    anyone notice the amazing family of bohman mandolins, mandolas and mandocells in the classifieds?? not mine and i have no interest or ownership, but what an amazing collection. please give us some...
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    Re: Need help identifying Mandolin from Ukraine

    my greek is very rusty but i think your translation is correct. it is definately a greek bouzouki, but although not a top quality one, these average ones are often very nice sounding and fun to play
  8. Re: Need some help from a French-speaking mandolin player...

    you'd find acadien french really fun. around moncton they speak chiac, and franglais,(a lot of maoncton to shediac french write in english but not in french) but over in arichat and cheticamp there...
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    Re: Frank Benko F5 copy

    he also invented the benko gambit in chess
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    Re: Frank Benko F5 copy

    i remember two different friends finding frank benko mandolins in flea markets in the good old days. they were a couple of hundred dollars and fantastic finds. benko was an excellent lutheir. i...
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    Re: Frank Benko F5 copy

    yes definately quebec. frank benko had a shop in little burgundy in montreal before he moved to toronto. but it was in the forties
  12. Thread: 1934 F5 copy

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    Re: 1934 F5 copy

    but it's not singed by lloyd loar
  13. Thread: NMC harp

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    Re: NMC harp

    nice little therapy harp--portable, the low g means it is small and likely a bit squeeky , but he makes nice harps
  14. Thread: Wappen mandola

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    Re: Wappen mandola

    love the music book on the pick guard. jo, you should do that on early instruments
  15. Thread: Lyon an Healy?

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    Re: Lyon an Healy?

    yes condition at goodwill stores can be terrible. i used to go to a couple in washington state when i'd trip down from vancouver. some cool instruments but many in terrible shape. i got a nice...
  16. Thread: Lyon an Healy?

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    Re: Lyon an Healy?

    an eighties washburn asymetrical two point??? i have never seen one of those. post a picture please.
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    Re: 1925 Martin AK Mandolin

    wow beautiful koa. it is flamed like maple. so it should be very bright.
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    Re: Lyon an Healy?

    yeah rcc56, very nice back wood. lovely figuring. but doesn't ship to canada? i guess i'm off the hook. (i can resist anything except temptation--oscar wilde)
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    Re: 1925 Martin AK Mandolin

    very nice, maple back and sides, i bet that is bright and punchy
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    Re: Meinel & Herold Waldzither

    but sometimes these are made mandolin size. the seller gives over all length, but i'll message the seller
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    Re: favourite strings

    here are several option i have to try
  22. Thread: Harp mandola

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    Re: Harp mandola

    years ago there was a guy playing one like the larson at seattles northwest folk life festival.. it was very cute but i didn't really see the point. maybe for hrp guitar but for mandolin do i want...
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    Re: Gibson A4 1921 Paddle Head

    too much damage for that price, at least for me
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    Re: Meinel & Herold Waldzither

    what do you think the scale length is on that waldzither??
  25. Re: Scalloped / fluted flat back German mandolin

    very pretty, but does it sound good
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