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  1. Re: Excellent Introductory Video on the Mandolin

    Thanks, I enjoyed that immensely. Absent after several decades, I've recently returned to the mandolin and it's nice to hear the variety that I'd missed in my younger days.
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    Re: Cleaning up an old bowl back

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    I finished building up the bridge where some of the points had broken off (dark areas). And she tunes up wonderfully at the nut. But up the neck she goes sharp. So asI...
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    Re: Cleaning up an old bowl back

    Thanks Mike. That looks more like it. I want to use this same bridge if it can be salvaged. I don't have any experience cutting string slots and I'm not sure if it's worth a luthier visit.

    I've...
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    Re: Cleaning up an old bowl back

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    The solid wood bridge looks like it had been repositioned at one time(see the original outline next to where it was actually positioned) and possibly glued down as part of...
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    Re: Cleaning up an old bowl back

    Thanks Jeff, I'll keep that in mind. Especially since I'll be using pretty thin strings, and I bought several sets just in case of breakage.

    Hopefully if I need to update the bridge or the tuners...
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    Re: Cleaning up an old bowl back

    Thanks all. I ordered some of the GHS A240 strings and I'll gingerly take the old strings off and then work on the tuners. Any thoughts on taking an old mandolin

    It was my wife's...
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    Re: Cleaning up an old bowl back

    Great ideas! It feels really solid and with a cleanup, and working tuners, it should be player. Thanks Bob.
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    Cleaning up an old bowl back

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    I was recently gifted this old bowl back which is believed to be of Czech origin and from my mother-in-law's grandfather. It seems well made, is loud and has a very...
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    I've bought from these folks before and they were...

    I've bought from these folks before and they were really good to deal with. Their price is $439 with hsc plus shipping charges. But you'll probably still want to have a good setup done on the...
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    I was stunned to hear this sad news. I'd been...

    I was stunned to hear this sad news. I'd been e-mailing David over the last few months discussing an instrument I thinking of having him build. We hadn't been in contact for several weeks, and now I...
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    Thanks for the additional info. I wanted a...

    Thanks for the additional info.

    I wanted a GDAE tuned instrument since there seems to be more material available for them. But that tuning with the scale length I wanted appears to be out of the...
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    Thanks a bunch for all your replies and info. I...

    Thanks a bunch for all your replies and info. I thought it might be difficult to find what I was thinking about - a 17" scaled, GDAE tuned instrument.

    So some compromise will be in order. It...
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    I apologize for such an academic question, but. ....

    I apologize for such an academic question, but. . .

    Would it be possible to make a good sounding long scale mando, or short scale OM with a scale length of 16"-18"?

    I play a tenor ukulele that...
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    See what I mean about confusion! Thanks for...

    See what I mean about confusion!

    Thanks for the correction Steve.
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    Thanks everyone. I've ordered A Guide to Octave...

    Thanks everyone.
    I've ordered A Guide to Octave Mandolin & Bouzouki by John McGann to see how that works. I'll probably try Zab Mcleod's DVD Learn To Play The Irish Bouzouki and the cd-rom at...
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    This a question from a beginning OM player. I...

    This a question from a beginning OM player. I can't seem to find many beginning instructional books for the octave mandolin, so I was wondering if it would make sense to just try using beginning...
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