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  1. Thread: Kalamazoo?

    by Charles E.
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    Re: Kalamazoo?

    Those old Kalamazoo mandolins can be nice. Yours appears to be in good shape, you might want to have a look inside with a mirror to make sure the brace is not loose.

    If you have a repairman that...
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    Re: Danelectro Guitarlin

    What feature of this electric guitar makes it a "mandolin"? :confused:
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    Re: Mandolin Parts

    Call Steve at Cumberland Acoustics, he should be able to help with a ten string bridge.

    https://cumberlandacoustic.com/product/mandolin-bridge/
  4. Re: New John Lawlor signature model tenor guitar from Craven

    A video of John playing one of their tenor guitars...


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    John sounds great as always.
  5. New John Lawlor signature model tenor guitar from Craven

    Just came across this, I have not heard of the company before but it looks like they are in the archtop tenor building business.


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    Re: I知 afraid woodshedding has made me worse

    Bring the 514 along so you can compare the two. Heck, bring the Kentucky too and see if you can do some horse trading if you are smitten with the 815.
  7. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    I remember decades ago, reading an interview with the folk singer Odetta. I believe she called her guitar "Baby", but any way one day she brought a new guitar home and put them on her bed next to...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Getting close...
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    Re: Chechen wood for back and sides?

    Chechen wood...

    https://www.wood-database.com/chechen/

    I had never heard of it before but it looks like it would be worth a try.
  10. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    Jim, all I can say is...WOW! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Bruno bowlback tailpiece

    This engraved one just landed in the classifieds yesterday....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/196567#196567

    NFI
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    Re: coolest shirt I ever had

    Thanks Mike, and I see that Cafe gear is at the bottom right of the home page.
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    Re: coolest shirt I ever had

    Pardon my ignorance, but how does one find that page on the cafe? I cannot find the Cafe merchandise page either. :confused:
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    Re: Warren Ellis 5 string Baritone Tenor

    double reply, sorry.
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    Re: Warren Ellis 5 string Baritone Tenor

    <Violates forum posting guidelines.>

    True tenor guitars have four strings and a scale length between 21 and 23 inches. Any thing longer is a plectrum guitar. At 26 inches you will have your...
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    Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    Michael Daves playing one on "The Georgia Crawl"...

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    Re: Thats a suprise Regal Reverse Scroll

    Wow, this thread really has gone astray. Um, isn't sausage "food in a tube"? :whistling:
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    Re: 2nd Mandolin. Ellis? Gibson? Clark? Weber?

    Or you could get another Collings...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/195542#195542

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  19. Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    The neck is coming out due to the pressure of the strings. CA glue will not help you. Time for a new mandolin.
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    Re: Eastman 514 vs 314

    In the past I have owned both, albeit some years ago. The 514 will have a glossier finish, nicer tuners and more figure in the maple sides and back. The 314 has a thinner, matte finish and plainer...
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    Re: Luthier in Central Florida

    DRBren, I do not know of anyone in this area that can help you. Hopefully the other recommendation will work out.

    If you are ever up my way check out the Heritage Boat Works at the lighthouse. We...
  22. Re: How often should my mandolin need to be tuned?

    The A strings on both my mandolins are the bane of my existence.
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    Re: Luthier in Central Florida

    Thanks for the recommendation JB but I am retired from instrument work. My time is spent volunteering and building wooden boats at the lighthouse.
  24. Re: Neapolitan Mandolin Build in Naples - November 2022

    Gluing the linings with fence staples, gotta love it. ;)
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin T-Shirts!

    And here they are! Looks great Sue.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/195896#195896

    NFI
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