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    Re: Possible year/make

    The tailpiece appears to be a typical US made item and that would lead me to believe it is an American instrument- unless that tailpiece is a replacement- which it may be.
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    Re: An extra finger can be incredibly handy

    Django proved that "less is more" and that "necessity is the mother of invention"- he created a whole new style of playing.
  3. Re: The new (old) mandolins of long time reader.

    I have seen some very nice Czech/Schonbach mandolins on ebay- made in the 1930s. For various reasons, I have not bought one but the last one I went for that needed a bit of work returned to ebay for...
  4. Re: The new (old) mandolins of long time reader.

    Yes, some of those East German instruments are pretty good- and have good wood in their construction if they are at the higher end. Good luck with your mandolin odyssey- I am assuming you are Greek-...
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    Re: Washburn no. 1898 style E

    Yes, that makes perfect sense. I'm not sure if there is a number on those sold on ebay recently. I will take a look. The incomplete example appears to be about 30,000 - using your rule of thumb would...
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    Re: Washburn no. 1898 style E

    Then there was this one on ebay- I can't work out what the label shows: ...
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    Re: Washburn no. 1898 style E

    My best guess is that somebodymade a mistake writing out the label! After all, it is not an 1898 style instrument. Just one of the many anomalous things that crop up from time to time that seem to be...
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    Re: Washburn no. 1898 style E

    I think it is clearly a Regal made instrument. I have a very similar but lesser quality mandolin that was sold by Jenkins out of Kansas City. Here is a Jake Wildwood analysis of a Style 2424 which is...
  9. Re: Fratelli Tassinari (Napoli) -Help with Info and Value

    The crack is a major negative. I would speculate that those are not the original tuners but are replacements from the 1920s or 30s- not that that is a big deal- and they were added some time in the...
  10. Re: Anyone near Camarillo want to make a few bucks?

    He must be very busy if he is happy with a mere $30. He's not "Relaxin' at Camarillo" for sure.
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    Re: Help please dating A-style Gibson

    That's very good!
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    Re: I just want to know the year

    That suggests it is accurate- which label does the mandolin have inside- as that info may help pinpoint it as a model?
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    Re: Help please dating A-style Gibson

    As Tony and I live in the UK, I used the brand name Perspex but I nearly wrote Plexiglas- as most of those who might read the comment would not be familiar with Perspex. On another matter, the...
  14. Re: Help identifying an old bowl back mandolin...

    Yes, I have a maple Vinaccia. As I wrote, those tuners and dots are my main stumbling bock- and those tuners appear to be on that 1960s Catania mandolin that Jake Wildwood worked on.There is no way,...
  15. Re: Help identifying an old bowl back mandolin...

    Here is a 1960s Carmelo Catania mandolin with a slothead and a zero fret. http://vintagesoulguitars.com/reseating-loose-frets-1960s-carmelo-catania-mandolin/

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    Here are those "double...
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    Re: TG 50 Gibson dating

    Whispering! Nice guitar- great sound.
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    Re: Help please dating A-style Gibson

    Tony, that's great- did you remake the whole of the pickguard? I'm pleased it has worked out so well. I got the pickguard for my 1936 Wards Model 1642 last week. Gordon Wells made me one from scratch...
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    Re: Help with ID'ing a Mandolin

    You have not shown the whole instrument- it would be useful to see the whole of the front. From what I can see, it is a mandolin but if the neck is longer, then it is not. The tuners with their...
  19. Re: Help identifying an old bowl back mandolin...

    The Italians had a craze for double dot markers in the 1950s and the tuners look like the sort that you found on Levin mandolins at about that time. My guess is that it is Italian made with Swedish...
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    Re: Harwood mandolins and guitars

    There is an identical harp guitar on ebay- right now, for sale- virtually unplayed it is reckoned. It is a Sears, Roebuck "Supertone"- a Harmony made instrument which was a company that Sears had...
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    Re: I just want to know the year

    I thought that Lyon & Healy labels where there were dates printed, were the model date- eg 1897 model or some award given in a particular year. Is the date hand written on the label?
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    Re: I just want to know the year

    Let's hope while this thread is "live" that someone can shed a bit more light on this model and its approximate age. My guess is 1910-1920. It's good to know it has been played and cherished and you...
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    Re: I just want to know the year

    Yes, Brazilian rosewood. Your label is a way of dating the instrument but I do not know about the Victoria labels- whether they changed over the years- like the various Washburn labels. I would...
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    Re: I just want to know the year

    The 235 has 28 rosewood staves. I assume the tailpiece cover is missing? You see a lot of engraving on the metalwork of the 235 but to save some expense, to give B & J an edge, plainer items may have...
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    Re: I just want to know the year

    If you could count the number of staves, that would be useful. It looks a bit like a Style 225 from L & H. They were made before 1897 and for many years later.
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