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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Don't start a post, go to Photos and click the Add Photo's button. It will look just like what you saw when you added photos to this thread.

    Too bad that Wurlitzer receipt isn't dated.
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Be sure to post these pictures in the Strad-O-Lin social group and look for others with the same features. I've had a few similar but not with the covered tuners.
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    Re: 1950's Stradolin?

    I think it's older than the 50's, somebody stamped what was probably their driver's license number on the back. We all did silly things like that in the late 60's early 70's because police...
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Charlie Derrington basically changed the design of the A5 to be an F5 without the scroll and points. I suspect I know why he did it and from a strictly manufacturing side of things it did make sense....
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    For any new Cafe members that are unfamiliar with the Ms. Griffith Loar, the only Loar signed Gibson A5 this thread is a good place to start.
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    Re: New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Was it? Let the games begin :)

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/18601-Griffin-Loar-A5?p=225451&viewfull=1#post225451
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    Re: Kentucky Dawg Oval hole?

    Scott Zimmerman (Cafe member DesertRose) was representing Sumi, I assume he still is.

    http://www.desertrosebanjo.com/sumi.htm
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    Re: Strange tuning machines

    Think of it like Beta vs VHS. Somebody's idea doesn't become the standard :)
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    Re: Strange tuning machines

    You have to capture the image and upload it.
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    Re: Strange tuning machines

    Take a look at this thread. In 2007 a member even uploaded this.
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    Re: Strange tuning machines

    For posterity:
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    Re: Strange tuning machines

    There is at least one more thread about these tuners here someplace. I'll see if I can find it.
  13. Thread: Orpheus

    by MikeEdgerton
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    Re: Orpheus

    I also don't think they made it, I'm going to guess that came off an imported guitar.
  14. Thread: Orpheus

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    Re: Orpheus

    I saw the bridge, didn't think it was bolted down. I just assumed it was adjustable.
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    Re: Vintage Russian?

    If it's Russian from the communist era they were built to government specifications and had a model number that corresponded with that specification. That in itself is pretty amazing to me. They...
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    Re: Nickle Tailpiece

    It can turn from the air around it (the environment), from oil and sweat from a player, and a few other things. Get some Nevr-Dull and just wipe it off. It will be shiny again.
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    Re: Vintage Russian?

    Most likely. A few years ago I got a woman I worked with to translate a label. Generally it will tell you what the factory was a model number and when it was made. We have at least one Russian...
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    Re: Pickguard Reset on Weymann Bowlback

    Use the guard to make a cardboard template and make sure it fits the top of the mandolin. Then get rid of that original guard safely. Don't store it in your house or garage. Follow rcc56's advise...
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    Re: Another backroom find

    Butterfly pickguards were all the rage at different times in the bowlback world. Take a look through these pictures. You are going to find that your mandolin was built by one of the builders that...
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    Re: Another backroom find

    Mugwumps shows "Edwin - Tonk brandname"

    I can't read what it says inside.

    You can rent one as a prop here.

    Check out this thread for more Edwin and William Tonk information

    Hopefully Jim...
  21. Re: Lyon & Healy Model A rebuild or for parts

    Like magic the title is fixed. :cool:
  22. Re: Early 1900s Mandolin. NEED HELP IDENTIFYING!

    It's not just the tuners, it's the tailpiece as well.
  23. Re: Early 1900s Mandolin. NEED HELP IDENTIFYING!

    It appears to be similar but not exactly the same as the 605 in Jim Garber's now famous Lyon & Healy catalog page. Below. I think it's an L&H product, closer to 1920 than to 1900.
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    Re: Stringwinder's for mando

    In this case don't be like Sam :)
  25. Thread: Orpheus

    by MikeEdgerton
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    Re: Orpheus

    Most likely built in Japan. If you do a Google Image search using the terms "Japanese Bowlback Mandolin" you'll see several with similar pickguards and trim. Some are more ornate, some less. The...
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