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    Re: Il Globo mandolin

    Thank you all for telling me about Il Globo mandolins. Mine could well have been imported by John Alvey Turner. I was told by a mandolin collector that it was made early in the 20th century and as...
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    Re: Mazzaccara Classico A style mandolin

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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...
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    Levin Model 42 (1948)

    I just got a Levin from Sweden. Pretty nice for the price about 400 Euro.I guess it is like a A 40 or A50.
    What do you think?


    https://youtu.be/h2Ycr8bP3Do
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    Re: tuners for vintage bowlback mandolin

    Angelo Mannello, New York.
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    Re: Puglisi Reale & Figli vs Luciano Grimaldi

    You're not going to get any better advice than from David and Jim, but I'll throw my dos centavos in.

    I agree with Jim... Puglisi made some of the best Catanese mandolins...but they vary broadly...
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    Givson (yes, Givson) mandolin

    Hey there,

    Someone in my area is selling this. Never seen one of these before, but I looked it up and apparently those are (were) made in India. Looks like a toy. Does anyone know if it's at least...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    This early fluted Calace bowlback (up for live auction today) looks very nice but may have some structural issues (top may have some sinkage and bridge is positioned in the wrong location to provide...
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    Re: 9 string ID

    From the catalogue of Stephen Barber & Sandi Harris, Lutemakers , scroll down to 10.

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    String length: 426mm
    Stringing: 4x2, 2x1 (courses 1 - 3 plain wire, 4th, 5th & 6th courses overspun)...
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    Re: Vintage Russian mandolin

    I'll sit down and write a post on Russian mandolins one day. There were many factories in the USSR that made ones. I have lots of photos in my files.
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    Danilo Brito, tremolo, just a "wow!"

    With so many absolutely brilliant mandolinists exhibiting their remarkable talents on Youtube, perhaps it is overkill to post a video. Still, I found Danilo Brito's tremolo style, as shown on this...
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    Vintage Russian mandolin

    Hi mando people! Thanks for letting me Join this community! I Just started playing mandolin on this handpainted one. I got this from my grandfather. There is no markings on it. There used to be a tag...
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    Re: Cortez Mandolin F-Style

    Hey Guys! Thanks for your informations! I'm very excited. I finally got a message from the boss of the GoetzCompany. He wrote that they don't have informations about the 60s and 70s anymore. But he...
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    Re: Cumbus Mandolin

    Maybe something like this one:






    Later: Sorry, shoulda checked out the link first; what I found is one of the "banjo" cumbuses, which is what I think of when I see the term used.
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    Re: Please Help Identify how old this Mandolin is

    To my eye, those tuners do look German and are old which would suggest 1890s- possibly the 1880s. German tuners made by Seidel were used by the Martin Company on its guitars at this time. Looking at...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    aliparia, per your request, here are photos of the 1980 Pecoraro I just acquired. Both the sound and the playability put this instrument in a whole other class than what I am accustomed to playing. ...
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    inlay design

    Here is my most recent inlay design, hope you all approve.
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    Re: What are you playing the blues on?

    My 1930's Regal resonator!



    (blues starts at 1:41)
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    Theory: "cheat sheet" for Western modes

    Here's a little webapp I've been working on for some time (version 3 now, rebuilt from scratch.)

    If you've ever struggled to understand what modes "look like" and how they are constructed, this is...
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    Made by Giovanni Marino de Tulio 1896

    I just bought a Mandolin because it was so ornate I could not pass it up.

    The label says Made by Giovanni Marino de Tulio 1896. I might not be reading the exact spelling correctly.

    I...
  21. Poll: Re: Poll: do use use a bevel edge or round edge pick?

    I use these most of the time, and the edges are not beveled:

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    Dunlop Ultex Sharp .73

    or the extremely similar
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    Re: What is MAS?

    Here's the formula

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    de Meglio e Figli0

    This was my mothers mandolin, given to her long ago by her aunt from Greece.
    Dated 1900, serial number 9451.
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    Re: My aquisitions since one year ago

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  25. My Mandolin satisfaction maybe related to the cost

    Don’t get me wrong I interested in tone and playability, however typically my satisfaction with a Mandolin is directly related to what I paid for it. For example I was searching for a second Mandolin...
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