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  1. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Thanks Richard for those ideas, I actually thinned the neck last light with a combination of spoke shave, scraper and block plane.

    A little google-action and I found that an average nut width on...
  2. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    180353

    It's an ugly job, but someone had to do it.

    The heat gun did the trick. It still took a little work, but it's done.

    Considering scale: if I reduce the scale length by an inch or 2,...
  3. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Thanks guys,... I've already gotten the bridge off and the fretboard is about 1/2 way pried off. I borrowed a heat gun from work and that is doing the trick. I have a lot of scrap maple from my...
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    Re: Your average $150,000 guitar

    I've got a birthday coming up; I know what I'm asking for! :))
  5. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Thanks Cary,... I considered doing the same with a floating bridge, but thought a tailpiece would likely have to be custom made and be difficult or awkward with the nylon strings. I also thought it...
  6. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    I couldn't wait to start messing around with it, so I started picking and prying at stuff... I was able to pop the bridge off last night by heating up a very thin putty knife with a plumbers torch,...
  7. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Thanks so much Marty!... looking it over this evening, I'm thinking you're probably right about removing the fretboard; it's pretty old and ragged and probably wasn't much count to start with.

    I...
  8. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    I just measured the scale length and it is 23 3/4" so it's not too terribly big. I'll take the E strings off and play around with it.

    Thanks
  9. Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Thanks for that input Roger. I do plan to use nylon strings, and this will be an experiment. Its not worth donation and honestly, I'm excited to at least give this a try.

    I plan to either tune...
  10. Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    I have an old classical guitar that I'm considering converting to a Tenor. The guitar was one of my parents and has no real value and essentially has sit in a closet untouched for years. I have...
  11. Thread: Jam etiquette

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    Re: Jam etiquette

    Another common practice, particularly if you don't know names is to call out a person's instrument whilst looking in their direction. You don't have to make eye contact necessarily; for instance you...
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    Re: Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

    As mentioned above, I was able to stream Big Family and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've also taken the opportunity since to go back and watch the first two episodes of The Wayfaring Stranger with Phil...
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    Re: First Jam Session.

    You'll be fine... can you at least do 2 finger chords? They are all super easy: https://www.mandolessons.com/beginner-series-part-two-your-first-chords/

    Basic "in key" info to know.

    Key of G:...
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    Re: Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music

    I streamed it recently and really enjoyed it.
  15. Re: You know you think about mandolins too much when...

    When your friend hands you their guitar and you find yourself thinking/saying "what the cr@p!... this is just WAY too big!!!!" (Even after years of guitar playing)
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    Maybe it's the cedar top on mine, but it has LOTS of volume. Like all Ken's instruments it favors the low end, but it still cuts through at the Jam and I don't have any issues with it getting lost in...
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    Re: The Sun Jumped Up This Morning

    Thanks guys... I was assuming he was in C with the capo on 4... I'll give it a try.
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    The Sun Jumped Up This Morning

    Recently got into Tim O'Brien's version of this old Woody Guthrie tune. I've done some googling and wasn't able to find that much. I wouldn't mind just a loose chord chart and try to figure it out...
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    Re: Silverangel Econo A #446

    Congrats!... Welcome to the Econo A club!
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    Re: My New Hinde Mandolin!

    Very nice!!! What a beautiful instrument!!! Congrats!

    Really good work on How Great Thou Art, too!!!
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    Re: G(I) chop to 3 or 4-finger D(V) chop?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLwRs0aNINM

    This is the video that got me there. It is probably somewhere embedded in the link that Mark posted above. Within Pete Martin shows the transition from...
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    Re: Silverangel and Jacobson side by side

    Thanks John, "chimey" is a very good description. Initially I felt it's brightness was a bit harsh, but really feel like the flat wound strings toned it down enough that, yes, it's more of a chime...
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    Re: Silverangel and Jacobson side by side

    Thanks Gunnar.

    It seems notable in person how different they sound and that may not be translating in the recording via iPhone. And you're right, I did play the backing differently in styles that...
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    Re: Silverangel and Jacobson side by side

    Thanks CB!... I replied, let me know if you didn't get it!
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    Silverangel and Jacobson side by side

    Hey mando friends. I am in possession of 2 great luthier-made instruments, A Silverangel Econo A and a Jacobson Nautilus oval-hole.

    The SA is one I custom ordered last year with a Cedar top and...
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