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  1. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    This album uses historic stringing as prescribed by some mid-1700s method books: https://www.amazon.com/Mandolin-Fortepiano-Hummel-Beethoven-Neuling/dp/B00000HZA8/ref=sr_1_2

    The g course is in two...
  2. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    . . . And much less easily found and bought, but I suspect you'd like Sebastiaan's album Fantasia Romantica as well.
  3. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    It really needs an update. So much has happened since: e.g., Graham McDonald's big book.
  4. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    When I was seeking inspiration regarding my dive into mandolin's classical repertoire, one recorded expression of virtuosity that mesmerized me was Gertrud Tröster's (now Weyhofen) Romantic Mandolin...
  5. Thread: Ditson Victory

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    Danke, Mick. Mentally correct my spelling above to "Labraid," of course.
  6. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    In part, maybe, maybe yes. Thile's natural musicality in improvisation—and even composition—is sophisticated like little I've experienced elsewhere. However, I've never heard Thile execute anything...
  7. Thread: Ditson Victory

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    I think, in part, it's a generational thing, (1) that the North American tradition of building Neapolitan-type mandolins essentially died in the mid '20s. Current players thus aren't connected to a...
  8. Thread: Ditson Victory

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    As I offered to a gentleman who recently sold me a Vega-labeled Vega, "I'm always skeptical of Larson attributions without supporting evidence or some of their more obvious quirks. Because of their...
  9. Thread: Ditson Victory

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    I agree: this has some decidedly Vega-like quirks. Design that places the bridge below the cant is all Vega. For what it's worth, Vega seems to me to be the most consistently good sounding among...
  10. Re: Classical nerd roll call: Lyon & Healy archtops

    You forgot "again" regarding your indelicate digits and my L&H. Cheers!
  11. Re: Classical nerd roll call: Lyon & Healy archtops

    You know, the style C pieces are nice and the style B pieces really nice as well, especially in the era before the Cs moved to that plain paddle-style headstock.
  12. Re: Classical nerd roll call: Lyon & Healy archtops

    Nice, Tim. the quilt of your maple is similar to my own. Who added your armrest and bridge? Do you like how the armrest augments function?
  13. Classical nerd roll call: Lyon & Healy archtops

    Because . . . why not?!

    I admit: I'm a bowlback-fan kinda guy, especially of the Neapolitan type. However, I've been bitten by the elegance inherent in Lyon & Healy's (L&H) approach to archtop...
  14. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    I scored a 1922 A in January. Cheers!
  15. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    Cheers, Tim, welcome, and that's a lovely L&H A ya gots there.
  16. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    I'll add the recently deceased Alison Stephens to the list of performers to seek. I was quite fond of her solo recording, "Con Espressione"; her early effort, "Music for Mandolin"; mandolin–harp...
  17. Re: J. S. Bach BWV1004 - Ciaccona Transcr. Eduardo Egüez

    One could even kinda do both in a single instrument . . . depending on what you think about the fourth-tuned, gut-strung mandolino of the baroque era.
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    PPS: There was a catalogue published of the original holdings of the Stearns Collection (Stanley 1918). It's a useful reference that I accessed via the U.S.'s university library system.
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    PS: When I last handled this piece (more than a decade ago, and I'm not sure where my notes on the piece are now), I had assumed the bridge was subsequently glued, not constructed with the intent to...
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    Digging back through my own e-mail archives, I see that you and I corresponded on related topics back in 2006 or so, Graham. Your own book is on my wish list, but I still haven't picked up a copy. ...
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    Interesting. I took all those same measurements for that book project that was abandoned in—I don't quite remember—perhaps 2005 or so. The project was first assembled by a guy named Dan'l Terry and...
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    Yes it is, Graham. Have you visited it in person?
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Quite lovely, Valbert.
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    Re: Historical mandolins and cultural preferences

    And in case you're still peeking in, pav, this is a ca. 1890 mandolino toscano (again following the nomenclature given by Pisani: like the Brescian, but later and with a larger lombardo-like...
  25. Thread: Sicilienne

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    Re: Sicilienne

    A weird wandering diminuendo across systems in the previous. Here graphically improved.

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