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    Re: Flatiron Pancakes:  How many models?

    In the early years before 1983.... all of them were labeled with the letter N or AN.... Later, they used a number (1-2-3) describing incresed ornamentation (decal, etc.) with letters describing the...
  2. Re: One month (or so) review of the Eastman MDO-305

    Could you compare tone and volume of both?
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    Re: Blueridge Tenor to OM conversion

    Since Ibanez tenor guitars is the only brand I have around my neighbourhood.....how feasible is this kind of conversion in a Ibanez AVT2E tenor guitar?
  4. Thread: Ibanez AVT2E

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    Re: Ibanez AVT2E

    I own both a AVT1 parlor and an old Martin OT18 tenor guitars. Both of them are different sounding beasts.... The Martin TG has a full rounded tone whereas the Ibanez parlor TG has a more nasal...
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    Re: Mystery instrument found in Ecuador...

    The ecuadorian bandolin (5 courses) is related to the andean bandola (6 courses) from Colombia. The later is a bandurria with steroids tuned like the pilipino banduria one tone lower than standard....
  6. Thread: charango

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    Re: charango

    I do play one charango and ronroco from time to time... https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?albumid=70&attachmentid=105355
  7. Re: One month (or so) review of the Eastman MDO-305

    I do have already a Musikalia OM, one romanian Hora OM, and a Flatiron Koa OM but not any archtop alternative... but a canadian Peter Cox cittern... nice tone but not much volume.... I wonder,...
  8. Re: Never rule out finding a mandocello at a yard sale!

    I got as a good bargain my K2 mandocello following a local virtual craiglist ad in a small town south of Santiago de Chile 5 years ago. Now I do play it in a string section within a folk...
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    Re: 5-course, tell me about yours?

    I have played once in a while for a few years an old Giannini viola caipira with octave strings tuned CGDAE https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?albumid=70&attachmentid=120563
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    145822 here my 4 tenors...... OT-18 and AVN1 tenor guitars ... the others 2 tenor banjoes.
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    Re: Fado Guitar conversion??

    I do play a coimbra fado guitar with a longer 47 cm SL, so for me is easier to try just a modified standard portuguese tuning that is close to the older spanish lute tuning I do play often. aa gg dd...
  12. Re: How many of you mostly use your CBOM for melody playing?

    I have played with whistle players like Panchy (Jim┤s wife) in folk sessions and usually I carry some CBOM like a coimbra guitar, celtic cittern o spanish laud playing part melody, and part...
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    Re: What are Bandolones?

    bandolas are larger bandurrias tuned one tone down.... Traditionally have 14 to 16 strings in 6 courses, but concierto bandolas tends to be 12 string instruments... you could compare a bandola...
  14. Thread: Cuban Laud

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    Re: Cuban Laud

    scale lengths are different..... old spanish were shorter <46 cms, current spanish valencian makers have from 47 to 48 cm as a standard SL, filipino laudes and octavinas go larger at >50 cm going...
  15. Re: Narrowing down mandolin choices - curious about Esteve mandol

    Esteve makes guitars and traditional plectrum instruments used by tunas (laudes, bandurrias & mandolinas) ... their design is spanish traditional with solid woods, short scale, no a slim neck, and...
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    Re: Post A Picture Of Yourself

    141449141450 my latest photo session with my folk band
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    Re: Portuguese guitar (cittern) as CBOM

    Yes┤Steve Howe is playing a spanish tenor laud ....of the bandurria instrumental family. BTW, on my own I do play both la˙d tenor espa˝ol & guitarra de coimbra, with gdaeBG tuning for some lauds, and...
  18. Thread: Show your cboms!

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    Re: Show your cboms!

    History and how different these instruments sounded were the reasons how I started collecting old axes of pre II WW.... In those days just tenor banjos and mandolins.... and through trading and...
  19. Thread: Show your cboms!

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    Re: Show your cboms!

    of course I do play them.... but not often enough....... Saturdays I do play them to keep tuning for one hr. selecting which one I will play with my Choir on sunday morning
  20. Thread: Show your cboms!

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    Re: Show your cboms!

    I may have too many...... http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?albumid=70
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    Re: Why did you start playing a cbom?

    Also I agree with some of you.... I played mandolin and charango and I didn┤t like the idea of another guitar player..... so I heard my first bouzouki at the Kent folk festival in the early 90s.......
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    Re: What new music are you learning on your CBOM?

    some fado and traditional galician music, plus some folk liturgical music I play with a choir on sundays on archtop cittern, la˙d or coimbra guitar. Some irish session music on bouzouki, la˙d or some...
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    Re: Anyone play a bandurria?

    I have a bandurria, a bandola and 3 la˙d tenor and the practical reason to have 4th tunings is easy.... 6 courses and short necks.... earlier on they had gut strings and 5 strings... then, they have...
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    Re: Best inexpensive Tenor Banjo

    just my two cents......I got a Vega litle wonder many years ago.... and now many years later I guess it is still one of the better session instruments I have....
    Now, before buying any used vintage...
  25. Thread: zouk hunt 2013!

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    Re: zouk hunt 2013!

    I have tried both Pac rim bouzoukis, plus a Fender and Celtic star and Musikalia equivalents..... acoustically the Musikalia zouks sound better..... TC and Ashbury are pretty alike, the older TC ...
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