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  1. Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    That one is very close to mine in serial number: #2217. Mine is also a Washburn-labelled A pro. Mine is not as shiny but is in excellent condition and sounds fanstastic. I also own a much earlier...
  2. Re: mass produced instruments & size variations

    I will reiterate what Bill says above. Buy from a reliable dealer who provides expert setup. You may pay less at some of the bigger venues like GC, Musician’s Friend or Amazon dealers but you will...
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    Re: My Amazing Russian Mandolin

    John-John: the bridge for this type of mandolin (not just Russian ones) is always loose and never glued to the top. These inexpensive mandolins could be ok. I would think best to probably use light...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Whew! That sounds like a hair-raising incident. One question: was there a Loar Picture of the Day in the frame.
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    Re: CF Martin Mandolin Serial Number 2604

    That is very cool. Frankly I love the look of these lower end understated Martin bowlbacks even more than the fancier ones.
  6. Re: String Band Symposium for mandos and more

    Sounds like a good one. Maybe I will.
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    Re: CF Martin Mandolin Serial Number 2604

    There is an updated two volume set that was authorized by Martin Company and built upon Longworth's work published in 2008 and revised by Richard Johnston and Dick Boak. I have it in a slipcased set...
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    Re: What mandolin is this?

    I think the value is a bit generous as mentioned above at more or less $1500. I think an all original A-4 would be a decent deal at that price but with the questionable neck (especially if replaced),...
  9. Re: String Band Symposium for mandos and more

    Hey David:

    I think the URL link you posted above doesn't work. Try this one:

    String Band Symposium

    I think the forum software clips long URLs.

    What levels of musicianship are these...
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    Poll: Re: ISO info Re: Vintage Stella Mandolin

    Ah, the last time that site was archived by Wayback Machine on archive.org was March 25, 2019. Here is the serial number entry you and Mike E mention from their FAQ page:



    Harmony.demont.net is...
  11. Re: Tip for adjusting small or tight tuners

    I read the OP a few times. I thought you were talking about loosening the screws that hold the tuner plates to the headstocks. I think your contraption is to turn the tuner buttons if you have...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Hey, Randi. I am not sure what SCA is. Pardon my ignorance.
  13. Re: Interesting Mandolin- Cammeyer -the owner from NYC?

    I am curious why you think this is a mandola. Did you get any measurements from the seller? And, of course, mandola on your side of the Atlantic pond means octave mandolin to us in NA. Or do you mean...
  14. Re: Interesting Mandolin- Cammeyer -the owner from NYC?

    NickR: so, did you win it? 237 / $301USD. Sounds reasonable.
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    A friend in college let me fool around with his Martin A . I loved it so bought an American Conservatory bowlback. A year or so after college I got into learning fiddle and the mandolin was the...
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    Re: Charity Shop Donation Help

    Those threads should get you lots of info. It looks to be in decent shape with the exception of a piece of the tulipwood border.

    DeMeglio mandolins have labels that say they were made in Italy,...
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    Re: Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    https://youtu.be/935ExOpT5bI
  18. Re: Interesting Mandolin- Cammeyer -the owner from NYC?

    For historical purposes, here's the original eBay mandolin. What is especially of interest to me is the rather slim neck heel (see last photo). I assume that there must be some pretty substantial...
  19. Re: Interesting Mandolin- Cammeyer -the owner from NYC?

    This web site has some additional info about Cammeyer, that he had a shop until 1939 to make mostly banjos after breaking up with Essex.



    Also this site:



    More and similar info here.
  20. Re: Four-string nylon-stringed mando. Acoustic.

    My fingers did not work too well on my phone this morning. Duh! Yes, Nylgut, not Nygut. :)
  21. Re: Interesting Mandolin- Cammeyer -the owner from NYC?

    Yes, interesting mandolin. I hope you can acquire it. I have heard of Cammeyer in terms of banjos but not mandolins. I wonder if the Essex partnership would put a date on this mandolin circa 1900 but...
  22. Re: Four-string nylon-stringed mando. Acoustic.

    Sorry to be a stickler but the brand name is Nygut not Nylagut.

    No problem to jump on an old thread.
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    Re: 11 (eleven!) string thing?

    What does the label say? What country is it made in?

    It is a mandriola with a 91.7% discount. Or a Waldzither with three tripled courses and one doubled instead of 4 doubled and one single. Or...
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    Re: Bach -- played on a WHAT?

    Nothing like a minuet played with distortion and reverb. :)

    Someone should talk to Hal Leonard and tell them next time to make Carlo Aonzo and John Carlini much larger. Those two would appeal to...
  25. Thread: LiuQin

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    Re: LiuQin

    Here's a nice piece, evidently another "standard" in liuqin repertoire that reminds me of some of the classical mandolin solo pieces.


    https://youtu.be/dUOljFtV9gY
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