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    Re: Gibson EM-1235 with TWO MANDOLIN NECKS

    Muy cooliso. Here's a couple images for posteriority.

    Mick
  2. Re: What Does Vinaccia and Phillips have in Common ?

    One Good Turn: The Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw.

    Won't answer your questions about the Vinaccia, but it is a good read. (The author is a Canadian, too.)

    Mick

    BTW Abile in...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Now that's funny.

    My wife and I were visiting the lovely little town of Todi some years ago and being a fan of Greek-cross church plans I led us off in search of the local landmark.
    I asked a...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Yes, a typo from the seller, I guess. An interesting name. Calzado implying "footwear" in Spanish.
    A calzolaio is a shoemaker in "official" Italian. With Neapolitan all bets are off.
    #6980...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Pedro, I must have been truly tra veglia e sonno when I posted that Calzado mandolin last week. Sorry for that. Usually, I'll plug in the ebay listing.
    This was on ebay.fr and looks like it has...
  6. Re: Curious about identification of an early 1900s bowl mandolin

    Worm over tuners? Replacements on a bowl this old? Or flipped over?

    Mick
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    Re: I'm a new guy too. Crown No. 2

    Ultra light strings only on this. 09-32. Even the EJ73s are too beefy.
    Don't even think about anything heavier.
    Many a bowlback neck has been ruined by over stringing.
    GHS ultra lights from Just...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    The other is from "Globe" whose products show up now and then. This one with an interesting label.
    The "Successors to....." preceding The Italian Mandolin Mfg Co. New York
    reads like an English...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    A couple of interesting bowls in my morning ebay feed.
    The first is from a Neapolitan maker (or labeler) who I haven't yet had an example in my files "G Calzado".
    Fairly nice looking fluted bowl...
  10. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    Random hippie sanding? Or chewing, maybe.

    Mick
  11. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    I love the case.

    Mick
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    Re: Tripoldi Mandolin

    That is a curious looking dodici, Jim. A real hybrid of Italo-American detailing.
    My hunch is that those two honking wood screws (or is it three?) in the fretboard aren't original.

    Mick
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    Re: Tripoldi Mandolin

    It's pretty cool in a muy funkioso way. Here's a link to the Ebay auction for the Tipaldi Dodici. The current asking price is on the high side.

    The scratch plate suggests a Rorschach Test for...
  14. Re: Sorry, Dr. Leone, your Mandolino is not my Cup of Vino

    Well...considering that the Italian term vinaccia (small V) refers to the leftover grape skins after a wine pressing (what the French call marc) maybe there is a resemblance after all.

    That was...
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    Re: C. Bruno and Son

    You are correct, sir!

    Mick
  16. Re: Where in Chicagoland did this one come from?

    A mandolin looking just like this one turned up in a conversation which our OP might remember from back in 2011. Unfortunately, the original image of the mandolin under discussion seems lost.

    At...
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    Would the truss-rod neck cross section profile from a '50s / '60s redo be the same as the original without a truss rod? Or perhaps a tad more slender?

    Mick
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    GV from The Godfather.

    It seems I do have some audio files from Vicari. ;) Calogero's post threw me for a moment.

    Mick
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    Re: Curious Mandolin

    That upside-down-king's-crown scratchplate is one of my favorite L+H moves. Love it.

    Mick
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    A tragic problem, particularly given that Martin had developed a means to try to prevent this kind of failure at the other end of their bowlbacks.

    Mick
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    On the heels of Peter's mandola-built-by-a-violin maker comes what appears to be another mandolin from violin maker John Wesley Wiseman, whose work showed up about 10 years ago in this post from PD...
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    A good friend of mine said he has a copy of an LP by Vicari and at one point offered to digitize it. I'll have to check back in with him about that.

    Mick
  23. Re: American flat top/back mandolin - for Italian style playing

    The Leland flatbacks that I own (and referred to above) are Vega-made, despite the varied mistaken attributions to the Larsons. I could measure the height for you (I guess I'd have to find an...
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    Re: New Book of Evelyn Castiglioni's Tunes

    Thanks, DHB. This is a wonderful initiative from Evelyn's daughter.
    Here's a direct link to the book on the sales giant.

    Mick
  25. Re: American flat top/back mandolin - for Italian style playing

    Two of my favorite players of the "Italo-American" repertoire: Gus Garelick (from the Hot Frittatas) and Tony Flores, both played Gibson A50s.
    Their tremolo is astoundingly expressive. Check out...
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