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  1. My bowlback collection - story and pictures...

    Hey guys, I thought I'd share some pictures and the story of my little bowlback family with you.

    I'm actually a guitarist/violinist. The first mandolin I ever got is an undated "Sternberg Armin",...
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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    Thanks a lot for your answer, really interesting! By the way, the instrument on ebay vic-victor was referring to is this one, which is really exactly my model, just three years younger.

    My Calace...
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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    Oh yeah sorry, forgot to mention: 340 €
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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    Haha thanks! Just to clear things up: I'm definitely not planning to sell it. I'm playing it all the time and I can hear it coming back to life.
    I'm just keen to find out if the price I paid for it...
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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    I agree the case looks newer. As for the age of the instrument itself, I'm pretty sure it says 1926 on the label...

    https://i.ibb.co/LSz1FmJ/20190604-010513.jpg
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    Re: Calace mandolin, 1926 - value?

    Here's a few more pictures, including the (original?) hardcase. I counted 19 ribs.

    https://i.ibb.co/FBm9VFR/20190604-003706.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/g7G8GFc/20190604-003618.jpg...
  7. Re: Cleaning up Superglue and metal corrosion on old Bowlback

    Just cleaned the frets & fretboard on my Calace, so I'll share this: I carefully removed all the grime in between the frets with wooden toothpicks and an old toothbrush in combination with the...
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