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    Re: 1910 Mandolin

    Ah... the "gold leaf" makes a little sense now, Jim.

    Value? Pretty valuable.

    Mick
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    Re: B & J Serenader Resonator Mandolin 1930s

    Of all the many examples of jive-axx trickery that we've seen over the years here, for some reason these fauxonators are among the very worst.

    Mick
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    Thanks, Joel, for passing along what is really sad news.

    I have enjoyed playing music from Evelyn's collections for many years. For some strange reason we continue to spend our winters up North...
  4. Re: Eilee Pakenham, her Compositions and her Ceccherini mandolin

    DMIS....

    Mick
  5. Re: 1939 Regal Custom Mandolin- Carved Top- Two Point- Oval Hole

    I have a Regal mandola I got a few years back and enjoy it quite a lot. Quite resembles this...though I'd second Jim on confirming the scale length.
    Proletarian, yes. Easy to play and sounds...
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    Re: Introducing Michele Vinaccia

    In my files, I have labels / examples from 500+ Italian mandolin makers. Jim Garber likely has fifty or so more. We're yet to compile our spreadsheets.

    What percentage of these were labelers,...
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    Re: Introducing Michele Vinaccia

    There seems to have been at least a couple other Marateas claiming to have studied with the famous "Allievo" di Vinaccia: Domenico and Raffaele.

    Perhaps there was a Figli Maratea, too. Or maybe...
  8. Re: A Vinaccia mandolin for export to USA ?

    A merit badge in Reptile Dentistry?

    Mick
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    Re: 1902 Giovanni de Meglio Neapolitan

    ;)

    Mick
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    Re: Rare Gibson-made Capital Electric mandolin

    Coolioso, Phil. Might you be able to share some photos?

    Thanks, in advance.

    Mick
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    Re: 1902 Giovanni de Meglio Neapolitan

    Pity about the top crack on the DeMeglio. Likely not too difficult of a fix and the bridge replacement is an easy task.

    Hard to tell exactly from the photo angles but the neck looks to be in...
  12. Re: A Vinaccia mandolin for export to USA ?

    My guess is that it was very likely made in the States and the 'cunning marketing ploy' is actually that of the Ebay seller trying to pass it off as a Vinaccia.

    Mick
  13. Re: Odd Oscar Schmidt 12 string (four courses) mandolin

    Here's a photo of a Gibson 12 string from 1963, apparently.

    And a link to a discussion about it.

    Appears to have been up at Elderly for awhile.

    Does it resemble the Mexican or New Yorkan...
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    Re: "Ceccherini" Bowl Back Mandolin on eBay

    Thanks, Jim.

    I'm surprised that all the screw head slots aren't aligned. ;)

    The tulipwood top banding seems to have stayed intact on all three examples. I wonder if the tiny screws played...
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    Re: "Ceccherini" Bowl Back Mandolin on eBay

    You know me by now, hermano! ;)

    Mick
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    Re: Help needed - Kalamazoo KM-21

    Very interesting comment, Eric. I've never played a KM21 but have owned numerous KM11s and would agree that these were the most comfortable mandolin necks I have played. Nicely proportioned, good...
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    Re: "Ceccherini" Bowl Back Mandolin on eBay

    Jim, what does the stamp read below the bridge on yours? "Sistema ________"

    Doesn't appear to be a ubiquitous feature on the UCs.

    Mick
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    Re: "Ceccherini" Bowl Back Mandolin on eBay

    Thanks, Tony. The timing you describe is very interesting.

    FWIW The earliest DeMeglio I have in our "data base" is from 1893--before the salad days of the Francia endorsement. Their SNs...
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    Re: "Ceccherini" Bowl Back Mandolin on eBay

    Thanks, Tony, for this.

    I've been a big fan of DeMeglio and Ceccherini mandolins. I own a few DeM's but only a modest UC. Of course, our good friend, Martin, is the resident UmbertoC expert...
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    Re: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

    Miggy, you never cease to amaze me.

    Mick
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    I like it! Thanks....

    Mick
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    Re: Want to learn Jazz mandolin

    Are these quotation marks around a David quote? Or from someone else?

    In any event, I think this sounds like a very reasonable position to take.

    And a sentiment which I will likely quote...
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    Re: 1902 Martin Bowlback mandolin

    I've enjoyed my Martins as well, EE.
    In the M note range, a B model would also comes highly recommended. Spruce top / rosewood back make for a great combination.

    "...nice solid...
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    Re: 1902 Martin Bowlback mandolin

    If the sound of a bowlback resides in the quality of its top and the precision curvature of the bowl, I'm not sure what this one would lack much compared with higher end, higher bling. It's a...
  25. Re: Good source for beginning Celtic and Quebecois music

    Great stuff, Diego. Thanks. I checked out LH's site. Lyme disease? Mercy, mercy, mercy.

    Mick
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