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    Re: Medieval flat mandolin

    Fantastic Jim! thank you. I didn't know that!
    Giuse
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    Re: Medieval flat mandolin

    It is based on Benedetto Antelami's statue (King David) on Battistero del Duomo di Parma, Italy, XII century.
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    Re: Medieval flat mandolin

    Unfortunately I have not
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    Medieval flat mandolin

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    Citola from Benedetto Antelami, Parma, XII century
    http://www.liuteriaseverini.it
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

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    Medieval Alto Mandolin

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    website: www.liuteriaseverini.it
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    Yes, men, the problem is: who am I?
    This journey in the States became surprisingly interesting.
    If I only think that Mum and Dad could never understand why their son was so interested in music, and...
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    Dear friends, my question now is the following one:
    " WHO AM I, ACTUALLY, and EVENTUALLY ???"
    (hoping these english words mean what I would say)...
    My holiday in USA became more and more...
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    Re: S.S.Stewart restored

    I think this instrument is better than mine, that is really too weak.
    Label looks the same.
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    G.
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    Re: S.S.Stewart restored

    Exactly, they don't affect the sound.
    To flatten out the bent parts of top I soak them with water for two or three days using moistened pieces of paper, then I leave the top dry enough to glue the...
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    !!!!
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    S.S.Stewart restored

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    I had to reglue part of the back, then glue the little brace under the fingerboard, glue additional bracing at the sides of rosette, those sides being serously warped.
    I had to lower...
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    Re: Martin 1920s mandolin

    Is your mandolin like this?
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    A friend of mine living in New Jersey, has one Martin Mandolin, 1929, that sounds very well, but he uses it for any purpose because of its strong volume.
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    Yes it is that! but I was trying to use new english words ... without success !!!
    G.
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    Ahahahahah! no! non sgradevole!!!
    volevo dire fastidioso, nel senso che mi faro' sentire spesso !!!
    The more appropriate word might be ... stalking ....in a good sense!
    Bye
    G.
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    When I will be back home I will be more nasty, Mick, I promise you !!!
    G.
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    When I will be back to Italy I will restore this mandolin by your GGF.
    I have to glue the top in some points, make a support for the right end of the braces and make a new bridge.
    The instrument is...
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    Re: Michele Maratea Bowlback

    0.32 on G is too much
    on this very old mandolins the best is 0.30
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    Re: BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

    Thank you Mick, very very interesting stuff.
    It is really a pleasure to meet people like you. Thanks Mandolin Cafe !
    You know? I think I will restore my Biggio & Martucci when I will be back to...
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    Re: Michele Maratea Bowlback

    Hello!
    Martin 20/80 are the lightest I have ever seen in USA. (In Italy we currently use 0.10, 0.14, 0.23, 0.32)
    Don't use D'Addario: 0.38 for G is really TOO much !
    BUT I suggest you to buy the...
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    BIGGIO & MARTUCCI Mandolin

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    This is a really nice instrument, in my opinion, with very nice outline.
    I don't mind about decorations missing.
    It could be restored or even kept as a...
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    Re: Michele Maratea Bowlback

    PLEASE, DON'T use those strings !!!!
    Your mandolin will bend and warp in three days and will need complete restoration!
    If you want to play corrctly and have the right sounf AND save your nice...
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    Re: S.S.Stewart, New York

    Amici, qui stiamo divagando ... questo non preoccupa i moderatori ???
    Ehi, friends, we are talking about things not related nor wit mandolin nor with cafe: could organizators complain?
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    Re: S.S.Stewart, New York

    Il "collo" e' ... STORTISSIMO !!!
    si vede bene.
    G.
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    Re: Vinaccia Naples Mandolin ?

    Really interesting.
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