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    Skagg's former Gilchrist F-5 for sale - NFI

    Just saw this over on Banjo Hangout, but didn't see it posted here: https://www.banjohangout.org/classified/75726

    NFI, just strange to see such a nice mandolin with that kind of provenance not...
  2. Re: Vorson Electric Ukulele conversion question

    Being a total electric noob, I didnít realize the pickups were adjustable! Raised the treble side of each pickup and now things are a lot better.
  3. Vorson Electric Ukulele conversion question

    I just picked up a Vorson solid body electric ukulele and restrung it as a mandola per another thread here at the cafe. What Iíve noticed, however, is that the pickups donít seem to be getting much...
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    Re: Mandolin Accident Aftermath

    A few years ago I was using our mandoline slicer and giving my daughter a lecture on safety. I then sliced the end of my finger partway off. (It’s all healed and I still have sensation and feeling,...
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    Re: creating a tailpiece.

    A lot of University or College Libraries have Makerspaces, too, with 3D printing and often support people to help you get your files made. At the library where I work, we even have a 3D scanner, so...
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    Re: (in)definitive chord guides

    I have been working through Chad Manning's Mandolin & Fiddle Theory class on Peghead Nation (NFI) and after 30+ years of playing fiddle (including almost 10 years of formal instruction) and a dozen...
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    Re: Green Felt Under Tailpiece Cover?

    Looking forward to seeing a “tailpiece felt color shootout” video soon on YooToob!
  8. Re: Ashley Broder - mandolin Aria DiSalvio - cello "Stardust"

    Thanks for sharing this! Itís nice to hear more of her work. Loved that Bach invention, too. Very well done!
  9. Re: Questions on repair - reattaching partially-detached back

    Well, I glued the mandolin up earlier this week and after 24 hours pulled it out of the jig. I cleaned and lubricated the tuners, which had 40 years of fuzz and dirt accumulated in the gears, and...
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    Re: Terrified of changing strings

    Every time I made an Amazon order for a while I threw in a 6-pack of .11 strings. Ernie Ball, I think. Not the best strings for daily use, but great for when you need to tune and detune. I use them...
  11. Re: Questions on repair - reattaching partially-detached back

    We’ll, it’s in the jig all glued up. Now I wait! I don’t think that the back is lined up perfectly 100%, because there is a 1” spot where I think it overlaps by a half a millimeter, but I’m going to...
  12. Re: Questions on repair - reattaching partially-detached back

    I just looked at several photos of other similar era Ibanez mandolins and am convinced that there never was a label. You can see most clearly here in fdís Ibanez:...
  13. Re: Questions on repair - reattaching partially-detached back

    The top and bottom are uniform thickness, with the exception of the areas around the f-holes, which are slightly thinner thanks to the ďcarving.Ē

    Iíve got the mandolin in the jig, and have done a...
  14. Re: Questions on repair - reattaching partially-detached back

    Here’s the catalog page: http://www.ibanez.com/anniversary/expansion.php?cat_id=361&now=4

    Note it says “hand carved” top (where no doubt someone used a machine to thin around the f-holes) and just...
  15. Re: Questions on repair - reattaching partially-detached back

    Okay, so I got the back off. It was only held on by about 4 inches, so it wasnít hard. I was able to clean up the rest of the glue much more quickly than when I was trying to work through a narrow...
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    John, thanks for those photos - that’s sort of what I had been thinking (my idea was significantly more crude) but your ground off screws solve the problem I was stuck with, which was how to put...
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    Thank you, great advice! I love the tip about about the rigid insulation board, I never would have thought of that. But of course it makes sense it would be strong enough. Iím on another forum where...
  18. Questions on repair - reattaching partially-detached back

    Last week I picked up a late Ď70s Ibanez 518, a nice little solid wood A-style, from Goodwill for under $100 with the original (and nearly mint) hard case. In the photos from the listing, I could see...
  19. Re: 1914 Gibson model A on the Goodwill Auction site

    Just sold for $851.00. In the last 5 seconds the price jumped $100. Not a bad price, but not a steal, either.
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    Re: Your "Go To" Song to Demo Your Mando

    St. Anne's Reel or Temperance Reel are usually my go-to songs. If I'm hamming it up I might do Sailor's Hornpipe. If my Dad is playing rhythm with me he usually insists on La Bamba, because I first...
  21. Re: 1914 Gibson model A on the Goodwill Auction site

    True on the big names like Gibson. But I just picked up a late 70s Ibanez 518, all solid wood A style with an “antique violin finish” (probably buried under an inch of polyurethane) in the original...
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    Re: Save or sell old piano? (Some mando content)

    Check out Zeke’s work the Salt City Found Object Instrument Works, he makes instruments exclusively out of found materials, and most of them are old pianos: https://scfoiw.blogspot.com/
  23. 1914 Gibson model A on the Goodwill Auction site

    NFI - serial number from one of the photos puts it at 1914 according to the Mandolin Archive. Looks to be in decent shape. There is a reserve price on it, so they at least know it's more valuable...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Here is one that has a .... unique finish on it. (Love that instead of A-style they call it ‘Rogue style’) https://www.ebay.com/itm/372393289008
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    Re: Fairbanks Vega Banjolin

    Nice find! I have a 1917 Washburn 4-string model 815, which they marketed as a ďTango banjo,Ē and itís a lot of fun to play. Enjoy it!
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