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    History and Design

    Here is a You Tube link on mandolin history and design:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abmTVDWCc0g
  2. Thread: Mahogany Grain

    by gemini1
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    Mahogany Grain

    I am working on a mahogany guitar back, but the wood is figured and not the straight
    grain typically seen on instruments. It looks like it may not be quarter sawn. It seems strong and has a good tap...
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    Re: Virzi on Flat top

    I have finished my virzi mando and attached links to two photos and one mp3 audio

    (first mando from scratch)


    http://www.zshare.net/audio/797936285b79e84f/
    ...
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    Virzi on Flat top

    I am preparing to put a Virzi on a flat top I am making.
    It has cambered transverse bars, so that the sound board and back have some doming.
    This has an oval sound hole, so I am mounting the Virzi...
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    Re: Caving Top Repair

    Thanks for the reply.

    I can picture the hockey stick technique, but please clarify sand bagging.
    Would a little heat or steam help, as the wood seems fairly set.

    If I can restore the height,...
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    Caving Top Repair

    I have a 1936 Kalamazoo KM-21 which I am trying to restore.
    The top is caving, in the area between the bridge and top f-hole, sloping
    to a max indentation of about 9/32 in. at the f-hole.
    There is...
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    Scaggs Octave Mando

    What is the mandolin on the cover of Ricky Scaggs new CD?

    Thanks
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    Brace Bar Grain

    I am building my first Flat Top mandolin and have a question about the proper grain orientation for the transverse brace bars. When I cut and camber the bars from the quartersawn spruce stock, how...
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    Brace Bar Grain

    I am building my first Flat Top mandolin and have a question about the proper grain orientation for the transverse brace bars. When I cut and camber the bars from the quartersawn spruce stock, how...
  10. Thread: Us strad

    by gemini1
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    Does anyone have information on the US Strad...

    Does anyone have information on the US Strad brand of Strad-o-lin? Is this brand a 1950's vintage and why was the
    brand marking changed?

    Thanks
  11. Thread: Stradolin

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    Here's the back view of the US Strad I was...

    Here's the back view of the US Strad

    I was told the following: U.S. Strad was a brand name used by New-York based Strad-O-Lin Company, operated by Hominic Brothers ...this is a vintage 1950's 'A'...
  12. Thread: Stradolin

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    US Strad ... Does anyone have information on a...

    US Strad ... Does anyone have information on a "US STRAD" brand of Stradolin? I am told this is a 1950's
    Stradolin, but I have never seen this US STRAD marking before. Thanks
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