Search:

Type: Posts; User: mrmando

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.19 seconds.

  1. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,005

    Re: Lyon & Healy 1918 Style A in ... sunburst?!

    Yep. It sez "Good condition," but that's subjective, I guess.

    197944
  2. Replies
    15
    Views
    883

    Re: acoustic/electric mandolin in 2021

    Another Ovation MM68 for sale. Prices do seem to be going up.

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/msg/d/renton-rare-ovation-mm68-mandolin/7416296084.html
  3. Replies
    15
    Views
    883

    Re: acoustic/electric mandolin in 2021

    Yeah, that is an Asia-made Ovation. Not what the OP is looking for. Only the Ovation MM68 (not the MCS148, MAE148, or MM68AX) was made in the U.S.
  4. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,005

    Re: Lyon & Healy 1918 Style A in ... sunburst?!

    Well, the previous acquisition from GC — a Kent Everett mandola — turned out spectacularly well. This one, not so much.

    Come to think of it, that's the second time a vintage mandolin from GC has...
  5. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,005

    Re: Lyon & Healy 1918 Style A in ... sunburst?!

    I gave up on trying to flip this. It has the beginnings of a headstock crack, and the crack gets worse if you put tension on the strings.

    So I took it back to Guitar Center, got a refund and told...
  6. Replies
    15
    Views
    883

    Re: acoustic/electric mandolin in 2021

    Here is a good price on an Ovation MM68. NFI.

    https://www.musicgoround.com/product/40012-S000249151/used-ovation-mm68-mandolin
  7. Replies
    6
    Views
    544

    Re: Mystery Electric Cittern

    Well, I did send a message to the chap who used to run Guitarville to see if he remembers anything.
  8. Replies
    15
    Views
    883

    Re: acoustic/electric mandolin in 2021

    A lot of Eastmans are available with pickups these days.
  9. Replies
    6
    Views
    544

    Re: Mystery Electric Cittern

    Have you looked under the truss rod cover and the electronics cavity cover? Some builders will hide a name, number or other info in there.

    The guitar builders that are coming to mind are Parker...
  10. Replies
    4
    Views
    487

    Re: Odd Gibson A4 on eBay

    Well, there's some rubbish in the description about "it was put away in the closet because of the binding falling off. it now has the correct vintage ivroid grained binding and the binding was then...
  11. Replies
    4
    Views
    487

    Odd Gibson A4 on eBay

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/125029403306

    FON and SN both indicate 1920. Seller insists it's not refinished, but I insist that the seller is mistaken.

    I'm curious about the pickguard. I thought...
  12. Thread: Harmony h35

    by mrmando
    Replies
    26
    Views
    1,346

    Re: Harmony h35

    Pretty sure that I've come across a batwing labeled '65.
  13. Replies
    6
    Views
    544

    Re: Mystery Electric Cittern

    i have a dim memory of seeing an instrument very much like this one at Guitarville in Shoreline, WA ... some 18 years ago or thereabouts.
  14. Thread: Harmony h35

    by mrmando
    Replies
    26
    Views
    1,346

    Re: Harmony h35

    No idea what they cost new, but some folks here might have old Harmony catalogs and actually be able to answer that question.

    Acoustics on these aren't very good either way, although there is a...
  15. Replies
    6
    Views
    544

    Re: Mystery Electric Cittern

    Complete photos of headstock and back would help.

    First guess is G.D. Armstrong.
    http://www.gdarmstrong.com/
  16. Thread: Harmony h35

    by mrmando
    Replies
    26
    Views
    1,346

    Re: Harmony h35

    Were you the one who took it apart? Have you plugged it in to see if it works?

    The number is a lot number, not a serial number. These did not receive individual numbers.
  17. Thread: Harmony h35

    by mrmando
    Replies
    26
    Views
    1,346

    Re: Harmony h35

    Well, that's gonna need some attention from a luthier with the patience to shove all the electronics through that little hole and put them back in place, assuming that the pots, knobs, jack, and...
  18. Thread: Harmony h35

    by mrmando
    Replies
    26
    Views
    1,346

    Re: Harmony h35

    There should also be a stamp inside that says MADE IN USA F69 (or S65, etc.). That's the year of manufacture. F is first half of the year, S is second half.

    But yeah, we can't tell you anything...
  19. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    Don't forget the mandobass, the octomandobass, and the subcontraoctomandobass. To say nothing of resophonics.
  20. Thread: Orchestra

    by mrmando
    Replies
    11
    Views
    669

    Re: Orchestra

    A lot of orchestras are in need of more mandola players, so if you have a viola background that's always an option (provided, of course, that you can get your hands on a mandola).

    Given the...
  21. Replies
    2
    Views
    642

    Re: Some Rescue Intruments in Iowa

    Violin belonged to the emperor Nero, obviously.
  22. Re: Parting out an EM150 ... why would someone DO this?

    Well, it all adds up to a little over $1400 ... but the same amount could have been earned with a lot less work. Whatevah.
    ...
  23. Replies
    5
    Views
    436

    Re: Help me date a Lyon & Healy C model

    What about the tailpiece?
  24. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,454

    Re: Old Gibson Mandolin

    Simply removing the tuners and switching sides, as rcc56 suggests, is the first thing the OP should try. That puts the worms in the correct orientation and may resolve some of the problems.

    On...
  25. Replies
    5
    Views
    436

    Re: Help me date a Lyon & Healy C model

    If it's short-scale it should have patent dates on both the tailpiece base and the pickguard.

    Does it have a pull-out rest? (It shouldn't but I have owned one Style C that did.)

    Does it have...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4