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  1. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    every body quotes antoine leclair with no knowledge of the history. the old fort st louis is called old fort st louis now because it was distinct from the later fort you talked about. the old fort...
  2. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    you are ignoring feench sources and like most americans on this issue dead wrong. if you want history that uses french sources start with e j eccles:"france in america". i know of no american...
  3. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    i supose if i ever get it to the dendrochronology lab he could tell if the woods were north american or european. he can date from high resolution pictures, but he can't tell if it's north american...
  4. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    i can't rove this one was made n america. but it's a bill mahar thing. "i don't know it for a fact but i just know it's true".

    however i think there were mandolins and citterns made in new...
  5. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    it's a guitarre allemand i found in a barn in iowa passing through and stopped at a lawn sale. it has been dated by experts at 1760ish, give ot take. i do mean to have the dendrochronology lab in...
  6. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    were pre 1800 bandurrias metal strung? when did parachomandolins become metal strung?
  7. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    i still maintain that this is the 184831frist mandolin manufactured in the usa. and i'll trade it for the brooklyn bridge/
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    Re: Interesting bowlback on ebay

    it says melon wood back. i do not think that is mellon wood(whatever that is) looks like rosewood. but it is way to cheesy for me, but i have never played a bowl back for very long. i toyed with a...
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    Re: Oddly shaped mandolin identity

    lonesome for life
  10. Re: Gibson threatening the mandolin and guitar luthier community

    well the extended godin family are nice people, i'm sure you know that. boucher is one of their cousins or nephews. but granddad godin had trained a dozen or more relatives. he wasnted to build...
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    Re: Attention Silverangel owners

    i always tell people with hand aches that when i had serious hand pain, nothing worked, BUT the hand movements from tai chi some reiki treatments, and now i do flexiblity exercises with my finger...
  12. Re: Your thoughts on Ellis A4s and other modern, upper tier ovals

    the best mandolin i every played was an apitius oval hole two point body they had at the 12th frett in toronto. only $5000 cad, but i didn't have it at the time. it was sweet, loud , rich, punchy,...
  13. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    well i play celtic harp(both wire strung and nylon strung) guitar mandolin and cittern on a regular basis. my go to now is mandolin and guitar. but it changes. last december i had all the...
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    Re: 10" body on octave mandola?

    i have one that small. it was an 1890 ish vega mando/guitar , but sounded terrible as a guitar so i had it converted to an octave mandolin. the back and sides are brazillian rosewood. it is very...
  15. Thread: Used Gibsons

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    Re: Used Gibsons

    if you live out on the edge. like the north atlantic , where maine appears urban. then you have to buy mandolins to try them for a while. and of course, a lot of acoustic players are getting older....
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    Re: Should I be insulted?

    we had a ground hog that lived under our garden shed. she came out when i played mandolin on the patio. so get a ground hog183502
  17. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    ha, you think that's fishy183501
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    Re: bohman mandolins

    the beautiful bohman's are back on the classifieds individually. just beautiful, and i found the videos. they sound great as well. if i won the lottery(i'd need a second house for instruments)
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    i have played A 2s and 1s that sounded as good as A 4s but those A 4s just look so beautiful. if only they had made a two point version and i'd be in heaven
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    those white faced As are so cool. never owned on and i may be mandolined up, but they are so cool
  21. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    a local country music mini star asked a lutheir friend of mine to make him a lobster shaped guitar. (we are on canada's east coast where we have much better lobster than maine lobster--the colder...
  22. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    yes a sunfish after plastic surgery
  23. Re: If you always wanted one of those sunfish style mandolins

    i howled with laughter when i first saw that one. but it is the grand daddy of the ratcliffe el toro183129183130
  24. Thread: Octofone

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    Re: Octofone

    i have never heard one of those i liked the sound of.
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    i did ogle that that one for a while. it might be a great player, but not original. i have a totally refinished , and possibly replacement carved maple back,gibson 1923 snakehead i use for...
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