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  1. Re: Fry’s Mandolin (L. Ricca employees) ???

    Mick: I linked to an older thread above with some links to a piano book that discussed that subject. You even commented or was it your doppelgänger?
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    Re: Highland Rim

    I am guessing it was built by Murray Kuun of S. Africa: https://murraykuun.wordpress.com/violins/

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    hah! I was right! I just looked at the YouTube comments and Gunnar verified it was made by...
  3. Re: Fry’s Mandolin (L. Ricca employees) ???

    Yes, that Ricca catalog is mine. My guess is eventually Ricca ended his mandolin and guitar making and moved to NJ to make pianos. Reports I have read said that he had over 200 employees which would...
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    Re: Highland Rim

    Gunnar: what is that fiddle you are playing?
  5. Re: Eastman 'cello-guitar--'cello "convertible" for less than $25

    This makes a lot of sense since the Eastman MC was built from their archtop guitar and factory modified. That is why the scale is a guitar scale with a nut width the same as a guitar.
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    Re: New Eastman won't stay in tune - bad pegs?

    Don't leave your mandolin or any other stringed instrument in a car for hours on a warm day. Do you do the same thing with your violin? Or your dog? :)

    I found a web page that says this:
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    Re: Key of the song based on the melody

    Far be it from me to contradict the great Don S and that certainly is a way to look at it. However, I think the confusion is in our notation system. Essentially, if a tune is notated with two sharps...
  8. Thread: Schottische

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    Re: Schottische

    This overview of schottische might help here.
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    Re: A mystery mandolin on Craigslist

    For some reason I recall some bowlback instruments made in Greece and carved from one piece of wood. Could be bouzoukis, baglamas, mandolins. I know that lyra are still made that way. See below.
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    Re: Any idea what make/model this is?

    I have a later model B&D Silver Bell Sultana tenor with very similar flange holes, so I would agree with rcc56. I have seen earlier B&D MBs and IIRC even ones labeled Silverbell.

    There is a B&D...
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    Re: a bowlback mystery

    Tom:
    No need to post a completely new thread for each photo. Hopefully one onf the moderators can merge the two threads.

    This is a budget line mandolin probably made by Lyon & Healy possibly....
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    Re: Estate sale find this morning!

    From the photos it looks like it is in good shape. I am only looking on my phone so hard to see if there are any issues. What else do you need to know? Bauer built mandolins for SS Stewart. There are...
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    Re: Nut Size on an Octave Mandolin

    unfortunately no mention of nut width on that page
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    Re: An evening with the Martin harp mandolin

    Yay, Jess. I met you years ago at that reunion outdoors in Yorktown Heights, NY. I am so glad you had Bernie do the restoration work on Fred. I am glad to hear she sings beautifully. Hope our paths...
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    Re: Kolbe Mandolin

    For those who want to play this game at home: https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/msg/d/yonkers-kolbe-mandolin/7338144820.html
  16. Re: Considering a trade - is it me or the mandolin

    Much does depend on how wide that neck is as far as I am concerned. My optimal is 1-1/8" but I can handle narrower and even wider to about 1-3/16" (only 1/16" wider). My National has 1-1/4" and that...
  17. Re: A style mandola from vertically flipped H model plan?

    GAL has plans for sale for two mandolas drawn by Lawrence Smart. https://luth.org/instrument-plans/mandolin-family/
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    Re: No love for old Martins?

    Bill Smith has a Richter labeled Maxwell guitar in the classifieds: https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/172750#172750
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    Re: No love for old Martins?

    That link above does mention Targ & Dinner and I have some pages with Kay and Harmony instruments but none with that particular mandolin. I have two examples in my jpeg files of that exact shape...
  20. Re: A style mandola from vertically flipped H model plan?

    See James C.'s comments below:


    If you use a Gibson or mandola plan I would try to get accurate measurements of actual instruments. Consulting Mr. Condino would be an excellent suggestion. He...
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    Re: Sort of A Dumb Question

    Nah... some of us just like to show off...

    The section you are referring to is your signature. Click at the top of the page menu "Settings" then scroll down to the Settings section on the left...
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    Re: No love for old Martins?

    Sheila: what does the headstock logo say?
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    Re: Help with selecting new strings

    Lowering the action should not cost you anything since you bought the mandolin from that store. It should be a simple adjustment.
  24. Re: A style mandola from vertically flipped H model plan?

    Correct designation of oval hole mandola like an A mandolin would be an H1 or H2.
  25. Re: A style mandola from vertically flipped H model plan?

    That would be horizontally flipped but you would have a two point, assuming you also dispensed with the lower bout point of the H4. See the recent thread of the Campanella Due mandola.

    Are you...
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