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  1. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    Don't forget the mandobass, the octomandobass, and the subcontraoctomandobass. To say nothing of resophonics.
  2. Thread: Orchestra

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    Re: Orchestra

    A lot of orchestras are in need of more mandola players, so if you have a viola background that's always an option (provided, of course, that you can get your hands on a mandola).

    Given the...
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    Re: Some Rescue Intruments in Iowa

    Violin belonged to the emperor Nero, obviously.
  4. Re: Parting out an EM150 ... why would someone DO this?

    Well, it all adds up to a little over $1400 ... but the same amount could have been earned with a lot less work. Whatevah.
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    Re: Help me date a Lyon & Healy C model

    What about the tailpiece?
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolin

    Simply removing the tuners and switching sides, as rcc56 suggests, is the first thing the OP should try. That puts the worms in the correct orientation and may resolve some of the problems.

    On...
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    Re: Help me date a Lyon & Healy C model

    If it's short-scale it should have patent dates on both the tailpiece base and the pickguard.

    Does it have a pull-out rest? (It shouldn't but I have owned one Style C that did.)

    Does it have...
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolin

    yes, 32388 would make sense as a serial number, indicating a shipping date of late 1915.
  9. Luthier special: Sheraton brown Gibson A2 in need of help

    https://www.musicgoround.com/product/40123-S000094316/used-gibson-a2-mandolin-1919-as-is-parts-mandolin
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    Re: Electric mandolin.

    Keep an eye on Reverb and eBay ... used Godins will come around.
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    Re: Electric mandolin.

    Well, I have no wish to impugn anyone's character, but Crafters are not high-quality instruments.
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolin

    If the serial number is stamped on the back of the headstock, that suggests a factory reneck from the early 1960s. That might explain the crude inlay too.

    Factory order number of 3256 suggests a...
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    Re: Electric mandolin.

    Godin, hands down.
    Ortega should stick to green chiles.
  14. Re: Parting out an EM150 ... why would someone DO this?

    Then I withdraw the remark. No insult was intended, I assure you. I suppose we're too laid back for our own good out here on the left coast.
  15. Re: Parting out an EM150 ... why would someone DO this?

    Indeed. Add another 90 bucks.

    Dude, eBay is where i go to get away from Guitar Center, Facebucket Marketplace, Shopgoodwill, and Craig's List ...
  16. Parting out an EM150 ... why would someone DO this?

    Only things I don't see listed are pots and knobs...
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    Re: Eastman El Rey 'weak E pickup' hack

    Yeah, somebody told me they had also contacted Eastman, who said the equivalent of "Weak E string? What weak E string?"
  18. Re: Lyon & Healy 1918 Style A in ... sunburst?!

    Hi Mark, this has an L&H label with the serial number (492) both written on the label and stamped inside on the rim. It gives every indication of being from 1918 or possibly early 1919, since neither...
  19. Re: Lyon & Healy 1918 Style A in ... sunburst?!

    Yeah, it's almost as though L&H sunburst A's are following me around! I think we agreed that the sunburst in the earlier thread was original (the instrument had a Regal label and was from some time...
  20. Lyon & Healy 1918 Style A in ... sunburst?!

    What am I looking at here? A refinish? The adjustable bridge makes me suspicious.

    Both tailpiece and pickguard are Pat. Apld. For, and the serial no. is 492.

    197529197530197531197532197533
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    Re: Does anyone recognize this 5-string?

    Mystery solved: Ronald Ho, formerly of Port Townsend, WA
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    Does anyone recognize this 5-string?

    197467

    All I know is that is was built by a luthier formerly based in the Pacific Northwest, but moved to the Bay Area and now works as a medical equipment engineer. Sold on Craigslist in the Bay...
  23. Re: A Gibson A3 in the white. In the white get it?

    The cool thing is that your luthier's examination lends credence to the eBay seller's story that the mandolin had been painted white to match the mariachi band's other instruments, and hence the...
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    Re: Retirement....Time to take it easy!

    Thanks for the shout-out, Pete, and enjoy your retirement.

    Will Belvoir continue to build mandolins without your involvement?
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    Re: Eastman El Rey 'weak E pickup' hack

    Anecdotal evidence suggests that many of the Eastmans don't have the weak E problem, although the demo instrument certainly did. I've even had people accuse me of lying about it in my Fretboard...
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