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    Re: Made in Chicago Museum Site

    That image caught my eye, too, Mike, for a couple reasons. I zoomed in and in to try and figure out those jigs at the foot of the workbench which look like they are for gluing the tops onto...
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    Re: Made in Chicago Museum Site

    No worries about duplication, Jim. This material is worth linking and relinking as websites come and go. Some of the images on this site show up also on a footnote link from the Made in Chicago...
  3. Re: Should a Beginner use a Marco Rebora Mandolin?

    Well, as Peter says, that's our old friend, Dave Hyndes, who's done the restoration and is demonstrating there.
    He does very good work restoring and resurrecting old Italian bowlbacks.

    I own...
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    Re: Old Mandolin

    Ace.

    Mick
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    Re: Santa Lucia, mandolin quartet (with score)

    Thank you, mi amigo.
    You made our evening that much happier.
    I can't tell you how many times I've said "Baby, come listen. It's Martin...."

    Mick
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    Re: Vintage Bowlback ID

    Impossible for me to guess the provenance of this but some of its characteristics seem distinctly hybrid.

    The bowl and headstock look American, but the ultra thin fretboard seems in the Italian...
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    Re: The Gibson 1909 collection

    When you look at the hairstyles, clothing and furniture, the Gibson scroll, headstock and detailing almost seems restrained in comparison.

    But the design is very much of their era.

    Great photo,...
  8. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    A couple of versions here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1qgaqHbYJU


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f61aco_HAI

    Mick
  9. Re: Can anybody Identify this instrument? No markings

    FWIW, I agree with Mike..I'm thinking the tuners and tailpiece were later modifications. Possibly along with the fretboard and headstock cover.

    Just guessing, obviously.

    Might those three pins...
  10. Re: From Catania Carmelo to Carmelo Catania

    Here is a link to a short biografia of Carmelo from the muy coolioso Fetish Guitars site.

    In the text:
    Nel 1957 trasferisce il suo laboratorio a Mascalucia in locali pił ampi e confortevoli, e...
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    Re: Martin 1920 Style C questions

    Steve, I did not know that there were rosewood back As out there. That is very interesting news, thanks.

    I have a few Vega/Ditson/Leland flatbacks with the spruce / rosewood combo in my posse now...
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    Re: Advice on a Mandola?

    Wow. Amazing link, thanks.

    Expect the unexpected.

    Mick
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    Re: Martin 1920 Style C questions

    While we are enjoying the bling on this Martin (the C's were still very restrained) it's worth noting what I think is most wonderful about these (and the Bs) is the combination of a spruce top and...
  14. Re: Family heirloom- help me identify this mandolin

    Fun conversation here....
    I don't have much to add, but I'm guessing this is an East Coast mandolin, and not from Chicago. Whether that is from Schmidt or from the Ciani-an network they drew from...
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    Re: RIP Billy Joe Shaver

    Last time I saw BJS was a few years ago. He must have been 77 or 78 then. He looked like he was 50 or maybe a 108. Hard to tell exactly.
    His songs made time stand still, too.

    Mick
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    Re: Pretty odd, not so pretty

    You are correct, sir!

    I believe I have seen listed as that in some old Regal catalogs from the late '20s or early '30s. Jim Garber might have a copy of one of those catalog pages.

    Mick
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    Re: Ant. Mossimo bowl back mandolin

    Here's a maple bowl Monzino to tide us over....

    Mick
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    Re: RIP Jerry Jeff Walker

    A Yankee who moved to TX and wound up owning the place. A good reason why a lot of us moved up from the Gulf Coast to Austin in the '80s.
    I saw Jerry Jeff more times than I can count or likely...
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    Re: Advice on a Mandola?

    A new Big Muddy mandola would be in the OP's price range.

    Not a carved top, but the sound and playability of these is very nice from my limited experience.

    Mick
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    These always remind me of that horror scene at the zoo in the movie "Cat People". Never have been able to shake that image.
    Ugh.

    Mick
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    Re: Information please

    Since we've sort of hi-jacked this thread, I might as well post a Luigi Dorigo example for posteriority.
    This is a nice looking DeMegli-esque bowl, as Jim as noted...but with a Vinaccian / ur Vega...
  22. Re: Washburn (Regal) Model 2427 Two-Point Flatback

    I owned one of these for awhile some time ago...Regal labeled.
    Someone gave me beaucoup dinero for it likely because of a two-point fetish.
    I'm pretty sure it was mahogany or maybe birch back....
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    Re: Should I buy a Charango?

    Yes... to all your questions, David.

    It looks like from your posse of instruments that you know what to consider. My only negative experience with charangos has been with cheaper models that...
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    Re: Information please

    I tried (in vain) to return to regularly writing in cursive a few years ago, just for the fun of it. It didn't go well.

    I guess it's kind of like tremolo. Got to keep practicing it everyday or...
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    Re: Italian Bowl back case

    Nice looking case, Eug. What's it made out of? Hopefully, not what it looks like....
    Mick
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