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    Re: We Speak no Americano feat. bowlback

    I had three years of Italian in high school, but that ended forty years ago. My dad was Italian, but his parents made a point to only speak English in the house, so the only Italian Dad learned...
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    Re: We Speak no Americano feat. bowlback

    The song is "Tu Vuo Fa l'Americano," covered innumerable times, but this is the original by Renato Carosone. The translation given is faulty; there is much more going on here. The original Italian...
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    Question about this Miroglio

    I picked up an eBay refugee Vincenzo Miroglio & Figli bowlback recently. First off, I understand that Miroglio is not a highly thought-of maker, and I'll probably be looking for a nicer one down the...
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    Re: L. Ricca Bowlback

    I found these while doing a Google search. I hope they're of interest.

    From the January 1895 World Almanac & Encyclopedia:
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    See center advertisement from the August 1896 Loomis' Musical...
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    1926 high school Banjo-Mandolin Club

    I hope this is appropriate to post here. This is the photo of the Banjo-Mandolin Club in my grandfather's high school yearbook. Hillhouse High School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1926. They had a ukulele...
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    New here--pick question

    Hello, I'm new here, and new to the mandolin. My primary instrument since 1980 has been electric bass, so I'm finding the transition considerable, not only in scale length but in terms of tuning in...
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