Search:

Type: Posts; User: rcc56

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    13
    Views
    344

    Re: Vega cylinderback info

    And, numbers or no numbers, I still date the OP's mandolin in the teens or no later than the early '20's by its specifications.
    It appears to have the varnish/French polish finish of Vega...
  2. Replies
    13
    Views
    344

    Re: Vega cylinderback info

    I'm now convinced that Vega may have used more than one numbering system. I would still date the OP's instrument as having been made in the mid to late 1910's or very early 1920's.

    Most of the...
  3. Re: Circa 1924 Lyon & Healy Style B with differences!

    Now those are Lyon & Healy's.
  4. Re: Circa 1924 Lyon & Healy Style B with differences!

    2 piece backs were indeed commonly used on all models of L & H carved mandolins.

    I have never before heard of apprenticeship mentioned in connection with any large American instrument...
  5. Replies
    13
    Views
    344

    Re: Vega cylinderback info

    The cylinder back mandolins went into production in the early 1910's.

    There is disagreement about whether or not the mandolins used the same serial number system as the banjos. I believe that...
  6. Replies
    7
    Views
    429

    Re: Used Mandolin with Binding Separation

    I cannot tell from the picture whether the binding is loose, or whether the back has come loose and has possibly been re-glued.
    If you can get the instrument in your hands, you can see if a piece of...
  7. Re: Circa 1924 Lyon & Healy Style B with differences!

    The top and back appear to be slightly arched, but not carved. And it is not similar to the Washburn two point flat models either.

    I believe this is a hand-made mandolin with false label.
  8. Re: Circa 1924 Lyon & Healy Style B with differences!

    Surely there is someone in your area who can cut a new nut, rough out an ebony bridge, and work a little glue into any open seams. If your luthier is unavailable, you might try a violin repair...
  9. Re: Circa 1924 Lyon & Healy Style B with differences!

    Well, let's put it this way: An oval hole Martin style 20 mandolin bears a closer resemblance to an L & H style B than your instrument does.

    But putting the pedigree aside, I hope you have a good...
  10. Re: Circa 1924 Lyon & Healy Style B with differences!

    Well, anything is possible.

    But I have a style C in my hands now. For example, the fingerboard extension is quite different, and the fingerboard and body bindings are thinner and much more...
  11. Re: Circa 1924 Lyon & Healy Style B with differences!

    Methinks the seller was "stretching the truth."

    This mandolin appears to be Lyon & Healy inspired, but the shapes, proportions, and details of execution do not conform to any Lyon & Healy or...
  12. Re: I want to hear more about the story behind this one...

    Bad night at the Dew Drop Inn.
    That might make a good song title.

    Clarence White's D-28 has [or had] a hole in it from a bb gun. If I remember correctly, Clarence or Roland put it there...
  13. Replies
    15
    Views
    949

    Re: Neck fall away at 12th fret HELP?

    Since it is a repair rather than new construction, it is a judgement call.

    In post #5, you said the fall-off is .020". But in your last post you said 0.20."

    You can probably live with .020",...
  14. Replies
    63
    Views
    8,246

    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    I was hoping this thread had finally died.
    We older folks don't take to contempt any more kindly than younger people do.

    I'm unofficially shooting this thread right between the eyes. Exhume at...
  15. Replies
    15
    Views
    949

    Re: Neck fall away at 12th fret HELP?

    Looking more carefully at your original post, the neck plane should always be dead flat. I've edited my previous post to reflect this.
    True up the neck before you glue the fingerboard on.

    If we...
  16. Replies
    15
    Views
    949

    Re: Neck fall away at 12th fret HELP?

    Fall-away or fall-off means that the fingerboard is tapered downward, starting at somewhere between the 12th and 15th fret to the very end of the fingerboard. In other words, the board is thicker at...
  17. Replies
    10
    Views
    6,620

    Re: Requirement to login twice

    Thanks, Mike.
  18. Replies
    10
    Views
    6,620

    Re: Requirement to login twice

    I'm using Edge, and they've just made changes to it.
  19. Thread: Bridge height

    by rcc56
    Replies
    3
    Views
    676

    Re: Bridge height

    There's no way to tell for certain until it's strung up, but 3/4" will probably work.
    It might help to know what kind of mandolin it is.

    If a bridge is too high, it can be shaved down. If it's...
  20. Replies
    10
    Views
    6,620

    Re: Requirement to login twice

    I don't know how to do that.
  21. Thread: Bridge height

    by rcc56
    Replies
    3
    Views
    676

    Re: Bridge height

    Theoretically, it would be the height of the fingerboard above the bridge area + the height of the fret wire + twice the height of the desired action at the 12th fret [i.e. 2 x 4/64" = 8/64" = 1/8"]....
  22. Replies
    63
    Views
    8,246

    Re: Gibson Post Mortem

    . . . and do not plan on dropping any time soon. Some of us can even still play pretty good, and if we decide to let a good old instrument go, we might add a 20% surcharge when we smell contempt,...
  23. Re: tinting white binding on a french polish instrument

    I get my shellac from International Violin Company. No name on the bag. The price is reasonable.
  24. Replies
    4
    Views
    466

    Re: Minimum saddle height?

    Alternatives would be to:

    1. Fill the slots with superglue and ebony dust, then re-cut.
    2. Order a new saddle from Axiom Inc.
    3. If it is badly messed up and you don't want to replace the...
  25. Replies
    41
    Views
    2,340

    Re: C F Martin mandolin

    Rottenstone is good stuff, and is always a good choice on very old finishes.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4