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    Re: Turn of the Centruy Bruno Neck Issue

    Deepening the pocket and building up the heel seems like a good approach. The pocket on my guitar is at least 1/2" which according to my luthier allowed for sufficient gluing surface. After all it...
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    Re: Turn of the Centruy Bruno Neck Issue

    My guitar which was built by my great grandfather around 1920 has a similar joint that was recently reset using hide glue. The joint is very well fitted and apparently very strong. As you can see...
  3. Re: J. Strauss II: Wer uns getraut? (from "The Gypsy Baron")

    Well done Martin, and thank you for the link to the arrangement. Looking forward to playing it.

    Fred
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    Re: Latest Acquisition: S.S. Stewart Bowlback

    So, assuming you were 18 at the time of the Spanish-American War you're now 134!!! If you can remember any other details of my GGF's shop please let me know.

    Thanks, Fred
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    Re: Latest Acquisition: S.S. Stewart Bowlback

    To clarify, my GGF Silvio arrived in Philadelphia around 1895. He had a shop located at 753 S. 8th St. until 1904 after which he relocated a number of times as his family grew. At some point he...
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    Re: Latest Martucci Bowlback

    Peter,

    In the past three years I've been able to locate 3 mandolins, 2 guitars, and 1 ukulele. I do not have any of his tools but my father has a nice collection including, files, planes, saws...
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    Latest Martucci Bowlback

    A few pictures of my latest Martucci find. This came to me via a café member who had seen my previous posts regarding my great grandfather Silvio Martucci. It needed a general cleaning, a top crack...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Bowlback (or any others)

    Here is the latest Martucci. Probably built around 1903. It needed some general cleanup, a top crack repair, and replacement of some missing inlays.

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    Re: Another Martucci

    Jim,

    The pickguard also resembles some that I have seen on Bauer mandolins. In fact, I have seen pictures of a Bauer with the identical pickguard and identical inlayed butterfly as Martucci #1; ...
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    Re: Another Martucci

    Thanks for the post. Always nice to see another Martucci mandolin (wish someone would find a guitar or mandola!). What a wonderful story to go along with it, glad its found a good home.

    From...
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    Re: c.1912 Vega Bowlback Mando

    Really nice Jake. The top side is quite handsome with just the right amount of detail. Could you tell me what it is that you placed under the strings at the tail?

    Thanks, Fred
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    Re: 13" to 13 7/8"

    I'm sorry I can't help with flat mandolins but I do have 3 bowlbacks made by my great grandfather in Philadelphia each has a different scale length they are 13 1/8, 13 1/2, and 13 7/8". They all...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Don't know how common it is but my Martucci #2 (the maple bowl) which is just about complete is 13-7/8". The new fretboard matches the original and both are right on at that scale. When compared to...
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    Re: Our new stage!

    Really nice work Jake! As an Architect who specializes in Theater design I can't see anything that needs to be improved.

    Keeping with your recycled theme - here's one of mine. A "recycled"...
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    Re: Another Martucci

    Hoping froylance will reply, would love to learn more about his beautiful mandolin and if possible he could post some additional pics including a pic of the complete headstock and one of the label. ...
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    Jim, the Guiseppe Severini I was refering to was the one listed in the 1896 Philadelphia directory. I just found it interesting that the OP had a namesake that was also in the musical instrument...
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    We love this kind of stuff, particularly unearthing material about the Italo-American builders on the East Coast. Mick[/QUOTE]

    So who is this Giuseppe Severini? While researching my GGF I came...
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    Forgot to attach the labels - here they are.
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    Fred
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    Congratulations Guiseppe, although I'm somewhat jealous I'm happy it's found a good home - hope you'll keep me updated if you decided to restore it.

    With so many Martucci's turning up I thought...
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    Re: Top repair of Stella bowlback

    Top repair attachments.

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    Re: Top repair of Stella bowlback

    James,

    I recently had to make a similar decision regarding my mandolins badly damaged top. My first thought was to replace the top but my luthier was confident that it could be repaired. The...
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    Re: c.1895 Vega Bowlback Mando

    Jake,

    CLEAN indeed. Wish I could find one of my GGF's in that condition.

    Really enjoyed your blog and am curious about the Thomastiks you strung it up with, could you tell me what guage. ...
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    Re: Another Martucci

    Mick,

    Thanks for the kind words. It will need quite a bit of restoration including cleaning up the "crud" left over from a very poor headstock repair. The work will be done by my friend Eric...
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    Another Martucci

    Following my earlier post regarding my Great Grandfathers mandolin another Martucci Mandolin showed up in the Cafe Classifieds ... I was able to negotiate a fair price with the seller and have since...
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    Re: Best Maple for necks

    Not sure if this helps you at all, but my 100 year old guitars' neck looks pretty nice and has held up just fine - no warping or bowing.
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