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    Re: This Gibson legit?

    In answer to the Chris’ question, it is a legitimate Gibson.
    Here is a snippet from the 2002 Gibson price list, the M-6 was available in blue and three other colors. It proved to be an unpopular...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Jim and Steve, thanks for locating and posting the earlier banjo catalog! It does look like the basic MB-1 uses a “Cloud” style tailpiece cover, not the fancier nickel silver cover used on the higher...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    Congrats on your MB Steve.

    The Waverly “Cloud” tailpiece as used on Vega, Martin and many other instruments is similar but is not what would usually be found on a 1922 Gibson.
    The Gibson cover...
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    Re: 1901 Gibson?

    Mike, I agree with you and in looking at the inlay again it is very unlikely that the inlay was salvaged from the original A4 neck. It was probably made by the luthier or hobbiest that replaced the...
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    Re: 1901 Gibson?

    Boys, I think we are getting closer on this one. This has been a fun exercise.

    Chris, can you remove the truss rod cover and confirm that indeed it has an adjustable truss rod?

    If so, here is...
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    Re: Old Gibson sliding tailpiece cover

    The #283 is what we call the “Cloud” cover now. It was used on the D (Alrite), DY (Army Navy Special), the A-Jr and the others indicate in the listing.
    Indeed the #283 is nickel plated brass.
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  7. Re: Help with type of Mandolin for string orchestra

    Hi Marie,

    The Gibson company promoted their carved mandolins heavily for mandolin orchestra use in the early part of the 20th century. There are thousands of those instruments still in circulation...
  8. Re: Gibson A2 Pickguard Patent Number Question

    The patent date in question, March 30, 1909 relates to US patent number 916906 and was issued to Lewis A. Williams, curiously it was not assigned to the Gibson Mandolin Guitar Company so perhaps...
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    Re: banjo-mandolin with oak leaf

    Ranald, A very enjoyable performance!
    She is playing a different instrument in this video, notice the white tuner buttons.
    I can make out something on the peghead too, maybe the oak leaf inlay...
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    Re: banjo-mandolin with oak leaf

    Ranald, this is an interesting puzzle but we are mostly flying blind!
    If you are in touch with Minnie ask her for a set of photos.
    I agree, this is most certainly not a Vega. I have one of each...
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    Re: Information on Vega "Little Wonder"

    It is fairly common for today’s mandolin banjo player to install only four strings on their eight string instrument because the four string variety are so very hard to find. The results are about the...
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    Re: Information on Vega "Little Wonder"

    According to this table published on Banjohangout.org your Vega serial number dates to 1919. I’m sorry I no longer know the author as the link I saved does not seem to be valid. Maybe someone can...
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    Re: Information on Vega "Little Wonder"

    Vega made five levels of Mandolin Banjos, as pointed out above your Little Wonder was the second level and the first with a metal tonering. Here they are are in ascending order. Each of these styles...
  14. Re: TGG 10 - John Lawlor Variations on: Take Me Out to the Ball G

    John does a fine rendition and great variations of the chorus.

    Have any of you heard the full song including the verses?

    For your enjoyment here is Edward Meeker’s recording done for Edison on...
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    Re: Banjolin Identification and Help

    Here are some photos of the Schmick banjo that support my theory that the OP’s banjo was built along these lines. Note the removable banjo pot assembly with tension hoop and also the presence on the...
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    Re: Banjolin Identification and Help

    Your grandfather’s mandolin banjo shares many of the design features of the Lyric banjo which was patented by William Schmick in 1916. The patent describes a deep well wooden resonator (such as...
  17. Re: Gibson Inc. Gibson Brings Out New Tenor-Lute, 1924

    For convenience and permanency sake here is the full article.

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    Re: circa 1919 Gibson H1 Mandola questions

    The Gibson pickguard side clamps show up regularly on the auction sites and Reverb, just keep your eyes open. Steven Gilchrist used to list an exact replica on his website for $180 but I just checked...
  19. Gibson Inc. Gibson Brings Out New Tenor-Lute, 1924

    Some interesting reading and historical perspective about the intended purpose for this unusual instrument.

    Here is the announcement in the September 27, 1924 issue of Music Trade Review about the...
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    Re: Little help identifying Gibson A

    Hello Al,

    This is a style A, it is likely from the late teens. If you can see the factory order number (FON) stamped inside on the neckblock we can help you date it with the help of the research...
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    Re: Half Past Four

    John, The best of luck with your son’s scholarship application!

    Half Past Four is a very popular old time fiddle tune. The composition is usually attributed to fiddler Ed Haley.
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  22. Re: Removing a Pickguard from a 1921 H4 Mandola?

    If the goal is just to secure the guard I would recommend not trying to remove the pins from the side of the fingerboard because you risk breaking the guard. Better to let a professional remove it if...
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    Re: Jos Rogers Jr Mandolin Wurlitzer

    Allen, I agree there are many similarities with the Vega brand but that may be because Vega set many of the standards. Notice that it has a fewer number of bracket hooks than your Vega Little Wonder....
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    Re: 1923 Gibson K-5 Mandocello

    Phil, a great find and a fine restoration, congratulations! I look forward to more photos and a visit.
    Here is a full set of 5 series instruments, maybe that is your K5 in the front right.
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  25. Re: Working on tremelos. Good trick or am I cheating myself?

    Here is a good tutorial on tremolo technique that some of you might find useful.

    The instructor uses a metronome to define the division of the pick strokes to prevent the tremolo from becoming a...
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