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  1. Re: Munier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra - Illumination

    Wow, I haven't been on this site for sometime & just came across these old posts about the Munier Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra & some of my posts. I happen to see Swinguit post & was quite surprised...
  2. Thread: Old Bacon

    by Gibson John
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    Re: Old Bacon

    Thanks Jim for this info & great photos I didn't know about the ebay listing, I purchased my Bacon in 2013 & had the small binding shrinkage repaired.
    My Bacon is still in excellent condition & is...
  3. Thread: Old Bacon

    by Gibson John
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    Re: Old Bacon

    Jim, my Bacon Artist is signed, dated 1921 with a serial number of 161. Can you give me any info on the 161 that you have listed?
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  4. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    Tim,
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    I also own the Pleijsier book & as far as I know it's the only complete book of Lyon & Healy/Washburn. I also have some reprint Healy catalogs that are good but don't really tell the...
  5. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

    Thanks for the post I also collect old catalogs & ads. I really enjoy reading anything mandolin from the 1900 through the early 1940's but I concentrate on Healy, Gibson & Bacon mandolins.
  6. Re: Lyon & Healy Style A #1674 1925 - looking for info

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    Lyon & Healy Style A #1802 1925

    I purchased my Healy from David Grisman in 2014 & this has mow become my favorite mandolin, I love playing Italian music with it along with songs from the...
  7. Re: Bacon mandolins - who actually built them?

    167147167148167149Yes it's in excellent shape & plays & sounds great!
    My son also has a Bacon Amateur mandolin serial number 432 but it does not have a label inside but stamped on the headstock. I...
  8. Re: Bacon mandolins - who actually built them?

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    The label is not in the best shape but I can see the serial number 108 & part of the signature is not there but the year 1921 is.
  9. Re: Bacon mandolins - who actually built them?

    Jim,
    I have a Bacon Professional mandolin #108 that can be added to the list:
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    My Pop played mandolin in the Munier Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra for some 40 years, thanks for the video I was unable to attend this concert & it looks like I missed a great program.
    You can check...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    David,
    Thanks for the music, I will try to learn how to play it.
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Thanks for your kind words, I miss our weekly mandolin playing sessions, I hope to live as long as he did.

    I just listened to you playing Mazurka Fresca very nice sounding song I like it very...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Italian Mandolin music may be forgotten but not in my family, my Pop was born in Italy & played the mandolin for some 80 plus years. He played in an Italian mandolin orchestra, at wedding,...
  14. Thread: Skaggs

    by Gibson John
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    Re: Skaggs

    I just saw Skaggs & his band Kentucky Thunder this January for the first time & this was one the the best shows I've ever been to.
    I've never seen anyone play the mando like him & I love hearing him...
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    Re: Classical Mandolin Dealers

    I play both a Lyon & Healy A & B & these make great classical mandolins. Both of these may be expensive but sometimes can be found on both Mandolin Cafe & e-bay.
    I play mainly Italian music & songs...
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    Re: Headstock pictures

    This is either a Martin B or E (E very rare). I also have a 1920 Martin B just like this.
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    Re: Tell me about strings

    I just switched from using the D'Addario J73 to the D'Addario EJ74's on my Gibson's F-4 & A-4 & I prefer the tone & sound on these much better.
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    Re: Instrument insurance?

    My mandolins are insured with Travelers Insurance Co. under my homeowners but with a separate Instruments policy rider. Each one is listed with the appraised value of each mandolin.
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    Re: Happy 70th Birthday, David Grisman

    Happy Birthday David, I love playing my two mandolins I got from you.

    John
  20. Re: Munier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra - Illumination

    Thanks mlinkins for your kind words.
  21. Re: Munier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra - Illumination

    My dad was a member of the Munier Mandolin Orchestra for some 30 years, he was also their oldest active member.
    He played the mandolin for some 90 plus years before passing away at 107.
    This is him...
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    Re: Bacon mandolin

    Jim,

    Thanks, a while ago I was looking at a Bacon Professional model that I didn't purchase but it didn't have a label or serial number. Maybe it was produced after 1921??
    I'm looking to...
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    Re: Bacon mandolin

    Does anyone know what years Bacon produced their three mandolin models?
    Also certain Bacon mandolins have a label with a serial number & the signature of William Place, Jr. on it, did he sign all...
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