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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Unless they changed things, their website shows very different bridges on the violins. I think the mandolin bridge may be unique to this new model. The Acoustic Pro looks like it uses a standard...
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    I have a feeling that that bridge is very innovative. I wonder how you adjust the height of each pair. Also it looks like the inserts are not ebony but perhaps carbon fiber?
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Wow, Scott, what is that background for the Road Dog mandolin above? An enlarged upside down poster of the inside of a mandolin?
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    Not to me. I grew up seeing those cherry bombs in my local music stores. Sorry.
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    Re: C. Bruno and Son

    When someone posts a postage stamp size photo I do not resolutely conclude anything, grasshopper. And neither should you. OTOH I did forget to mention that these. are technically called the Bluto...
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    I don’t know when this mandolin was “restored” but I have a friend who bought an 1930s L-00 guitar that was refinished cherry sunburst in the 1960s. Weird looking but it sounded pretty good.
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    I agree with rcc56. I think the body was refinished. I guess no one wants to post any photos from the auction, so I will. It looks like there was extensive pickwear on the top (see first photo below)...
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    Re: C. Bruno and Son

    Can you post a larger image? I am not a big fan of 12 string mandolins and it is probably smart to only string it as an 8-string but I have always thought that if I had to have one I might string it...
  9. Thread: Who?

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    Re: Who?

    My dog tells me I sound a lot like his cousin, especially when I howl.
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    Our friend Sheri already had digitized the same LP.
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    Giovanni Vicari?
  12. Re: I'm beginning to want to play classical

    I assume that you have listened to classical music played on mandolin. There is lots of it on youtube, of course. I believe that there are a few re cent threads on a similar topic, people wanted to...
  13. Re: Sunday picking sessions at my house are keeping me alive...

    I have run a monthly OT session at a farm near my house for over a dozen years. We have another one run by a good friend a little farther north. There are scattered about some Irish sessions and...
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    Re: Brentrup Mandolins

    Well, I figure I would resurrect this thread from last fall—not so old, after all. By accident I came across Hans posting about a year ago about the last mandolins he built on the Unofficial Martin...
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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Actually here is the image from the eBay auction since it will probably disappear at some time:

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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    I wonder if the extreme neck set was the problem. I recall mine having a rather tall bridge with the neck set back.
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    Re: Fine as frog's hair ...

    Same builder? Mark posted a Girouard and you posted a Pava. Dp you mean every time you see a Pava you think the same thing?
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    A few luthiers chimed in on this subject on the current thread that Allen mentioned.

    Everything is repairable, of course. However, I do agree with you that by the time this was restored it would...
  19. Re: Nut Width for new build - how important, really

    Ah, that is a great way to do it. And these contour gauges are not so expensive. Thanks a lot. I have been lucky that all the higher end modern mandolin family instruments I own existed before I...
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    Re: Curious Mandolin

    Ok, I will be right over... :)

    This is a model 80 from the 1890s.

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    Re: Temporary Video

    Don;t be so hard on yourself, Mike. You did a yeomanlike job—whatever that means—I hope I meant that it sounded very good.
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    Re: Is This A Larson?

    I believe that the seller is a MCer.
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    Re: Francesco Catania

    Here is a 5+ year old thread. Does yours look like this one?

    Or this one: Francesco Catania Mandolino 1940-1950

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    Catania is a town in Sicily and it was a center of instrument making. I...
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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Maybe this?

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    Re: Scales for Left Handed Mandolin

    Get a right-handed book and hold it up to a mirror. Sorry :(

    I guess you are talking about TAB not notation. I think left-handed scales would be written the same as right-handed ones.
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