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    Re: Baroque mandolin

    Two of my favorite things: early music and mandolins! Pretty instrument.
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    Re: Baroque mandolin

    Truly wonderful!
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    Re: Baroque mandolin

    That’s a great looking instrument. How many hours did it take to build? I enjoyed the tune you played.
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    Re: Baroque mandolin

    Good looking and sounding instrument. I like the tune too.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    I can't wait to bring all the parts on this sweet VX together. I've been saving this piece of wood for about 8 years --

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    Steve
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    Re: 6 course early renaissance lute

    Another very fine creation, Jo.
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Yes...that's what the Ebay listing has it as: tambura.

    Mick
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Interesting, Jo. The instrument's tone suits the Django backing. I loved your final flourish with the pick!
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    Re: R.G. Noyes' Octave mandolin

    I also wish your other posts hadn't been deleted. I enjoy seeing the postings.
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    Re: R.G. Noyes' Octave mandolin

    why are the deleting posts from on line instruments for sale. these are not being sold by jo dusepo. she is just showing uas interesting instruments for sale. and i like seeing them. there re lots...
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    Re: R.G. Noyes' Octave mandolin

    How’s this thread survived when the other 5 haven’t?
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    Re: Again with the picks

    This article really explains the why's and how's of mandolin picks. Deserves a squint.
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    My 1890s toscano/bresciano by Carlo Bavassano & Figlio, Napoli. I have it strung in Nylgut for tuning to A = 430 here:

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    (Sorry for the unauthorized rotation. They all...
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    My 1896 Milanese/Lombard mandolino by Serafino Casini, Firenze. These are old photos from the original listing and it has been restored and strung since:

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    just don't leave your pick on that pickguard...
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    Re: Again with the picks

    My choice of picks has evolved over the 4+ decades of my playing mandolin. I usually liked a pointier and smaller pick for mandolin but over the last year or so I have started playing with rounder...
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    Re: Scarlatti music video

    A worthy figurative snapshot from their debut album of a couple years back:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSXIPMiiP7s
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Those picks are perfect for the mellow sounds the German school players prefer along with the Thomastik strings. Just the opposite of Italian styles of playing. Matter of choice and taste of course....
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    It's a "Wolle" plectrum, made in Germany. For me, they work really well as they produce almost no pick noise and make the strings sound a bit mellower. I think they're intended to be used with...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    The mandolin that launched a thousand Vegas....

    Mick
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    Another beauty, Jo. Lovely work on the rosette.
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks Jo, that’s such a great tune, and I like the authentic feel you give to it.
    Well done.

    Just an idea, but you could post yours to Song A Week under the song title and some of us 7/8 time...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Cool! What instrument is that?
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Not only do you build great instruments, Jo, but you then play the music that goes with them! 7/8 sounds like a beast to handle; I got lost just trying to count along with your playing!
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Got the crack fixed now on my 1923 Calace. Here's another pic :) Sound-wise, this one's quite different to my other Calace. Definitely brighter (maybe cause of the bridge material), more sustain, a...
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