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  1. Thread: Shutt on Reverb

    by Koko
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    Shutt on Reverb

    A Shutt is making an appearance! I would be tempted if I didnít already have one...

    Shutt A #1 mandolin 1912 professional...
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    Re: Old Milanese Mandolin 1890 c. project on eBay

    Thank you for the info, Jim. I had difficulty finding information on strings for a Lombardic/Milanese. Your experience with the gut strings and Aquila are helpful.
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    Re: Made by Giovanni Marino de Tulio 1896

    From my limited experience I know whether the neck is straight or not is critical, especially since repairs on the neck can be cost prohibitive. The narrow fluted back Make this a high end instrument...
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    Re: Imported a mandolin with tortoise shell - CITES

    The mandolin is quite amazing. The neck is a little thinner than modern mandolins, but the tone is beautiful. I canít believe Iím playing a 250 year-old mandolin.
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    Re: Old Milanese Mandolin 1890 c. project on eBay

    Good point, Jeff.
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    Re: Old Milanese Mandolin 1890 c. project on eBay

    I think they are so beautiful! Why would they be less desirable???
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    Re: Old Milanese Mandolin 1890 c. project on eBay

    As a matter of fact, the luthier (Who is in Southern Switzerland) did say that the Swiss are not interested in antique mandolins so there isnít much of a market there for him. He does have a couple...
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    Re: Old Milanese Mandolin 1890 c. project on eBay

    There seems to be mandolins with different numbers of strings: Baroque mandolins have 6 courses or 12 strings, Cremona mandolins have 4 strings. From what Iíve seen Milanese & Lombardi mandolins...
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    Re: Imported a mandolin with tortoise shell - CITES

    Yes, now that itís crossed the seas I wonít be able to take it across state lines!
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    Re: Describe your MAS progression

    Hmmm... not very many seem bitten by MAS in the bowlback world...
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    Imported a mandolin with tortoise shell - CITES

    I just succeeded in importing from Europe an antique mandolin with tortoise shell on the pick guard, headstock, and neck. After I agreed to buy it I was informed it had "turtle" on it. I did a lot...
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    Old Milanese Mandolin 1890 c. project on eBay

    I am enchanted by these Milanese and Lombardic mandolins. There is one on eBay, being sold as "project" by a highly skilled luthier in Switzerland from whom I bought a fully restored 1770 probably...
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    Re: Issue when responding to classified ads?

    I have been having a similar problem where my reply to the classified ads go unanswered. I have not heard back from one person I responded to a few days ago either.
  14. Thread: Paypal

    by Koko
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    Re: Paypal

    Wow, thank you for the heads up. I use PayPal a lot but haven't noticed this. I'll keep an eye out from now on.
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    Re: Case for Lyon & Healy Professional A-style?

    Oops, sorry folks, I hadn't visited for a while and hadn't realized that you had replied to my post! Thank you!

    This is indeed the 754. I "won" it on eBay, had it tuned up by a local luthier, and...
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    Case for Lyon & Healy Professional A-style?

    First time posting here! Excited to be part of this amazing community.

    I am the fortunate winner of a L&H A-style mandolin (which I saw got some attention in Sept when the seller posted a...
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    Re: Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor - The Waking

    What a beautiful album! The singing and the melodies are hauntingly beautiful and ethereal. Highly recommended!
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