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    Re: Harmony Shutt style mandolin, maybe?

    The instrument listed below sold 7 years ago, and looks to be an extremely fine example. This model and its history is much better understood now. (and prices have adjusted accordingly) This one...
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    Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    I see that RetroFret has one in stock now! This is a 'lesser' birch backed version. But still super cute.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>> HERE <<<<<<<<<<<<<
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    Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    Retrofret, in Brooklyn has had a number of the highest end Regal tenors over the years. Perhaps one of the ones on THIS page illustrates what you are looking for?
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    Re: The Origins of Tone Bar Archtop Bracing

    Hm... photos did not seem to come up on the above posts. I'll try a repost here. Apologies...

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    John, I don't have an 'artist' model disassembled, but the head block uses the same...
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    Re: The Origins of Tone Bar Archtop Bracing

    I should have a photo to share, but I may not be able to dig it up until next week. Here's a photo of the same construction, on a giant scale, on my Vega bass mandolin. Of course the cylinder back...
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    Re: The Origins of Tone Bar Archtop Bracing

    I think that's about right, Charley. My impression is that there's not as much history of the details of Harmony's output as historical folks would like. And perhaps no surviving record of the deal...
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    The Origins of Tone Bar Archtop Bracing

    It's hard to overstate the place of these Albert Shutt designed instruments in the history of the American mandolin. Although some instruments of this design were demonstrably crafted by the Harmony...
  8. Re: Hawktail announces new album coming August 12 - Place of Grow

    I had the same reaction to the cover art, Denis, and asked Brittany Haas if the specimen was lavender.
    She told me “ash heather!”
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    Re: Mandolin Tail Pin

    Tapered end pins are more elegant, but pose a risk to the end block if dropped.

    Screw in end pins have a metal screw holding them in place until it loosens and then is retightened, until...
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    Re: Advantages of stereo matched pair?

    Perhaps an obvious point, but if you're mic-ing a single instrument - stereo will generally give you more of a sense of the room.

    I hate it when instrument demos... from music stores... use...
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    Re: Jimi Hendrix Mandolin Auction

    I know it's not the OP's intent, but I find this topic remarkably sad. The idea of this POS mandolin that almost certainly meant nothing to anyone, certainly not the musicians named, going for any...
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    1945 F-5 at RetroFret

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    You don't see many Gibsons from this period. And I've never seen one that looked so fine.

    I have not seen it in hand, or had a chance to play. And no financial interest. But I'm hoping...
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    Re: 1924 Lloyd Loar at Elderly Instruments

    Has Thile sold either of his two Loar-signed F-5s? If not, then he hasn't lost anything. I don't begin to understand the tax implications of buying, owning, selling, and insuring instruments for a...
  14. Re: Treating Trigger Finger - My First Cortisone Injection

    Thanks so much y'all, for sharing your experiences with me.
    24 hours later, swelling is going down and numbness much less. The doctor said go ahead and use the hand normally, and says his...
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    Re: Stolen Gibson F-4 Mandolin Serial #66824

    Yes! This Cheshire Cat should make it easy to identify. See it?

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    Re: Stolen Gibson F-4 Mandolin Serial #66824

    It may be that a photo of the back is the best 'fingerprint' for identifying a stolen instrument - perhaps years from now when the serial number/label may be removed. There are enough sleuths here on...
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin bracing and fingerboards

    I can't imagine thinning the top on any of the solid wood pressed Stradolins I've examined.

    But I'd like to hear from someone who has tried the now-standard Gibson style longitudinal pair of tone...
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    Re: STERLING branded instruments

    Welcome to the Mandolin Cafe, and thanks for the thoughtful posts and information about Tonk, Regal, and Harmony. I'd have to agree with Allen that the phrase 'parlor guitar' is widely used to...
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin bracing and fingerboards

    Having only opened one Strad from that period, I don't think it was the goal or at least not a requirement to have the lateral top brace in contact with the top along its whole surface. These things...
  20. Re: D'Addario's new Chris Thile signature mandolin pick

    That's a nice move on Thile's part. I don't know why anyone would be skeptical of the value of finding the pick that works best for you and your instrument. You won't find any fiddle players who...
  21. Re: Shackleton's ship found (and yes, a mandolin!)

    The much better known, and surviving instrument from the voyage is the banjo played by Hussey, and credited by Shackleton as an important morale booster. I don't know if the mandolin was considered...
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    A handful of questions come to mind. But first, thanks for sharing these photos!
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    Re: 1920s Harmony Shutt Style Mandolin

    That's a similar - almost certainly Harmony made - example of the Shutt design. It's been stripped and has an amateur refinish, and non-original bridge. An amateur neck reset (with a pin added...
  24. Re: F5 Upgrade Guidance - Gibson, Collings, Northfield

    I have to agree with the post above. I've owned or played at least half a dozen Collings mandolin. Amazingly consistent in their sound. If you like the Collings sound you can, or at least could,...
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    Sign On the Window - Sarah Jarosz

    It was about six years ago that I spoke with Sarah for the Cafe. <HERE> It seems like another lifetime and another world.

    I was pleased that she played right next door to my new workplace with...
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