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  1. Re: Om:   gold tone vs trinity college - differences?

    I know this is an old thread...but...I came across it a few months ago, and this advice made a lot of sense to me, so I looked Rick up (Elloree is on Facebook) and found out his price has gone up to...
  2. Dragonetti Mandolin from Godfrey Guitars

    Saw this on Instagram just now. Didn't find it on their web site.

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    Re: Picking technique on electric mandolin?

    One of these years I'm going to build (out of whatever scrap and/or cheap materials I can find) a quickie 8-string electric mandolin-tuned object, :grin: and it will have 8 frets. :disbelief:...
  4. Thread: LiuQin

    by Jim Garber
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    LiuQin

    The LiuQin is the closest Chinese instrument to the mandolin. I think one of the tunings they use is GDAE. I wonder if anyone has bought one either from an importer in the US or directly from China...
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    Re: Vintage Russian mandolin

    I'll sit down and write a post on Russian mandolins one day. There were many factories in the USSR that made ones. I have lots of photos in my files.
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    New Octave Mandolin Day

    I've wanted one of these for quite some time and couldn't stop thinking about one, and now that I sprung for it, thrilled at the playability, sound, workmanship. YMMV.

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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Took the Strad-O-Lin on a road trip up to Vermont yesterday for a "doctor's appointment" with Jake Wildwood. What a great guy! It was a beautiful day for a drive, beautiful country, and only the...
  8. Out of solidarity we will observe Blackout Tuesday

    Since inception this site has attempted to serve as an oasis, a respite from the rest of the world, a place to relax, let down and get away from a lot of complicated news, hot button topics, and many...
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    Re: Social Distancing

    Reasoning statistically, we probably won't all be here; I do hope that the drastic measures that we are taking (I hope we are!) will limit the damage to as few people as possible. We're up to 11...
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    Re: Higher Education for Mandolin

    UPDATE:
    Thank you to all who replied to this thread. I was not aware of the CMSA or the legacy of Alison Stephens. I am very excited to be able to say that Chapman University's guitar program has...
  11. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    :mandosmiley::mandosmiley::mandosmiley:

    I'm pleased to announce my investigation about the first American-made mandolin.
    Thanks to the enormous support from many friends and a tremendous amount...
  12. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    I'm very very close to publishing my definitive history on the first American-made mandolin. I'm excited with a sense of trepidation! I think it will help future scholars to continue in the search...
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    Strad-O-Lin Catalog Pages

    I probably posted some of these on various threads over the years but figured I should put them in the photo section of the SOL Social Group.

    These are from some catalog pages from various...
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    Re: My prim tamburitza arrived

    Sorry to add so long after the OP.

    1993 Tamburitza Hall of Famer - Walt Naglich sells tamburitza strings: naglichstrings@aol.com or you can call him @ 724-838-7615

    Tamburitza Luthier as well. ...
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    Re: The end of my playing days.

    Hi folks - This is more or less due to a prompt by Trevor at TAMCO UK,whom,apparently has been fielding a few enquiries about my current health. As much of a gentleman & & all round nice guy that...
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    Regal Octophone - vintage photo

    Every so often I buy a vintage photo and I found this one the other day. The image of the boy in his new looking but oversized hat and coat (perhaps bought large to grow into?) makes it worth having...
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    I built a colascione!

    https://i.imgur.com/kONXmxa.jpg

    A colascione for a customer in Italy (or as I've been calling it, the giraffe lute!)

    For the unfamiliar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colascione
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    1939 A-type found in Kenya

    Hello.

    I am an American living in the arid highlands of Kenya. Today, I was given an old no-name A-type mandolin finished in black. The glue had dried out so the body is literally coming apart at...
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    Five Hymns for Fingerpicking GDAD Bouzouki

    Songs: Ejhle, oltář; Zdráva buď, Panno Maria; Ó Srdce Páně nejsvětější; Na své tváře padáme; Hořké muky


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lvKFCC5wCI
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    Re: Not all Collings hold their value

    I always look at instruments for their pro-rated cost/hr entertainment, if I think about the cost at all. Your Collings MT2, if sold today, cost you about $6/hr of entertainment if you played it 10...
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    Re: In praise of Allan Alexander

    Particularly for Seter, but maybe others as well...
    The first book/CD sets I purchased (and love) were: Mandolin Music for Medieval Faires, Mandolin Music for Renaissance Faires, and Celtic Music...
  22. Re: Mandolin sighting in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois

    Nothing drives up the value of a home more than a mandolin on the wall. You can see the exact opposite effect with a banjo
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    Re: Walmart Mandolins on Clearance!

    OK, so this puppy has arrived, boxed well, shipped from a distribution center in New Jersey via FedEx. The box it arrived in was a clean Chinese labeled shipping box. Inside that box was the...
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    Re: Lefties Who Play Righty?

    The truth of the matter is, like everything else we tend to argue about, there is no right and wrong way for a lefty to play.it depends on the individual. There was a banjo player some miles down the...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson? Mandolin Identification

    It looks like a possibly Regal-made (Chicago) budget mandolin (originally) converted to a four-string. I think the person who did the work re-topped it with some oak flooring, plugged 4 of the 8...
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