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    Re: Vintage Russian?

    I grew up in the USSR and have vivid recollections of the 1970's and 80's. It wasn't all too bad, although, of course, many bad things were going on. But everyone knew that real life had very little...
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    Re: Orpheus

    Japan it is. Someone has certainly been creative making a replacement bridge and bolting it to the top (at the wrong side of the cant, too), which is not a strong selling point, I am afraid.
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    Re: Vintage Russian?

    It is a Lunacharsky factory mandolin from Leningrad. The top sticker's numbers is not a model number, but referral to the State Standards Code Book reference number which ends in 60, which is the...
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    Re: Kiso Suzuki MR-150

    If it is playable and in good condition $80.00 sounds like a very good deal
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    Re: Is this a mandolin??

    Nice Gambuz document, Southern Man, thanks. Pandolin is the closest from all the pics there, which is - surprise, surprise, - as the name suggests, a version of a mandolin.
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    Re: Is this a mandolin??

    "It scale around 16inch / 408mm"

    Sounds like a mandola then.

    There were unusual mandolin family instruments made in Turkey and the surrounds, I'd look that way for more info. May I ask where is...
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    Re: Is this a mandolin??

    Could well be a kind of mandolin with an ethnic flair. 4 courses of strings with just one for the bass pair. Why not, actually? What is the scale and overall size of the instrument?
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    Re: Made by Giovanni Marino de Tulio 1896

    Certainly a very nice Italian-looking instrument. But it also has a bit of American flair to me. Label in English and American-looking flowerpot on a headstock. Anyone noticed? I haven't seen a...
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    Re: Mandolin Oddities

    The idea lives on: Grand concert mandolin by Brian Dean:
    https://reverb.com/item/5964228-grand-concert-mandolin-by-brian-dean
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    Re: Help me identify this bowlback please!

    Talking of "Cassari" I've seen a recent ad in the Italian classifieds of a known modern Italian luthier looking to outsource someone to do just the fluted mandolin bodies for his shop.
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    Re: Kerman Mandolin copy by Mintu Biswas

    Avi Avital and many other Israeli mandolinists play instruments by Arik Kerman. They made him famous. It became a feature of Israeli school of mandolin playing. The instruments are double top and...
  12. Re: what did I just buy? I think its a Mandola

    Either made in Germany or in Catania. Many Catanese makers made flatbacks similar to this one, too. They were advertised as "Portuguese mandolins".
  13. Re: Differences between Antonio Vinaccia and Pasquale Vinaccia?

    Well, nothing prevents you to try Aquila. I haven't tried those myself, but some people have and the reports were positive. But Pasquale's instruments were designed for steel strings, of course.
  14. Re: Could someone help me identify this old bowl back?

    Catania is probably the place. I have one by Puglisi in my files with the similar scratch plate style. Puglisi sometimes made instruments for the dealers without their own label inside. But they...
  15. Re: Could you help a young wannabe-mandolin player with a bowlbac

    NFI, but have a look:

    https://www.subito.it/strumenti-musicali/mandolino-privitera-napoli-335541164.htm

    Nice and inexpensive.

    Or a Calace, which is a top brand and may well last you a...
  16. Re: Could you help a young wannabe-mandolin player with a bowlbac

    South of Italy is the land of mandolins. I am not sure how much you are prepared to spend, but 300 Euro for example will buy you a decent bowlback in Italy, much better than this one. An easy option...
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    Re: Tremolo technique

    Thanks for the video, very nice! Please continue. The pick appears to be a Pickboy. Who is the maker of your instrument? It has a very full and bright tone. Thanks again and cheers from Canberra.
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Super cool Roman C. and Tavy's one is very nice, too, with fretboard extension, which is rare for a C. Is there a double top?
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    Blueberry mandolin

    Anyone for a Blueberry?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Blueberry-Special-Order-Mandolin-90-Day-Delivery-Warranty-Hard-Case/123741803200
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    Re: Interesting bowlback on ebay

    Thanks Cando, spot on!
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    Interesting bowlback on ebay

    An attractive mandolin.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-8-String-Antique-Italian-Mandolin-With-Melon-Wood-Back/264686251753?hash=item3da087aee9:g:WVIAAOSw3dRehKwm

    Dealer sticker over the...
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    Re: Walter Taylor

    Haven't heard of Walter Taylor, but it would be nice to see the photos of that mandolin. Thanks.
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    Re: Wanted: Japanese Bowlback mandolin case

    Yep, something like Jim have suggested. I thought they are plastic, but perhaps ply covered with vinyl. Doesn't matter whether vintage or not. Finding one in OZ would be great as otherwise postage...
  24. Re: Italian mandolin by Antonio & Linda Calsolaro "Te Vojo Bene A

    Great tremolo technique!
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    Wanted: Japanese Bowlback mandolin case

    <Should be posted in the Classifieds, please. The Forum is meant to be a non-commercial zone, free of selling and buying.>
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