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    Re: A Pearl of Great Price A-4

    Ah, collector mania! At one point in my earlier mando-life I had one of watch including the mandobass. All were black except the MB which was brown. Sold everything but my A- snakehead. Good luck in...
  2. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    Andy played that black snakehead for decades since I knew him back in the 1970s. I think he has played the Kimble maybe for the last decade or so. He could play a tennis racket with old strings a d...
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    Re: "Accapella App" type video software?

    Looks like a decent guide to how it works here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC2RyVhnqlE
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    Re: Minuscule mandolin on eBay UK

    Exceptionally cute but I wonder whether it will actually play or sound like much. I guess you can get a sense by putting a capo on the 10th or 11th, maybe 12th fret of a regular mandolin. You may...
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    Re: Pretty odd, not so pretty

    Agreed. Pretty much on all the Washburn line mandolins, rarely ever on the reverse-scroll mandolins. Here is fancy one from a top-of-the-line Washurn style 85 bowlback from the 1890s.

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    Re: Adapting violin music for mandolin

    Such nice pieces. Thanks for reminding me of their existence. That Barenreiter Verlag urtext edition mentioned by the OP I believe is the same one available for free download on IMSLP on this page...
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    Re: A Pearl of Great Price A-4

    I, too, have de-accessed the instruments that didn't please me. But in terms of mandolins i have my inner circle and pick up those in cycle. The "old man" is my 23 A2 snakehead which I have had about...
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    Re: Pretty odd, not so pretty

    Yes, very common budget guitar as NickR notes made by Regal and sold under a bunch of labels or no label at all. Here is the design patent by Frank Kordick in 1914.
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    More on wabi sabi: just an attitude that in the journey to perfection we can still appreciate the imperfections along the way. A wonderful outlook on life in general—it is all good.
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    Re: The Myth of Perfection

    I am convinced that perfection is a process not a final goal, more the getting there than the arrival. I am also fascinated by the Japanese concept of wabi sabi, which, believe it or not, I first...
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    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    Hmmmm... possibly Thomas Edison or Emily Dickinson?
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    Re: Anyone Recognize This Octave Mando?

    I recognize the logo. And the description from this store page above told me who made it.


    From video:
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    Re: Anyone Recognize This Octave Mando?

    The one I see on YouTube is a Flatiron. Oops, wrong video. I was reading a mandola thread... is it this one below? He calls it an octave mandolin but in the notes under the video he says it is a...
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Oh, I see them and they list them on this page but it seems only for their Deluxe rectangular cases not for the Recurve. And they don't sell shaped ones. You would think that TKL or one of those...
  15. Re: "The Peacock's Feathers"// 2005 Gibson A9

    I think the first one on this page might be the closest to the OP's video.
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    Yes, but would they work with that mandolin. It looks like you have to put the loop on about the right length to get to the tuner hook with little leeway and no place to put the extra length like we...
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    Re: Ortega RMFE100AVO yes or no

    SILVO:
    Here's a couple of demos videos from a few years ago. Sounds and looks pretty decent with all solid woods. Might be a good choice.

    You might also mention if you are considering other...
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    It’s bad enough to have 8 or 12 strings but to have to do that extra loop for each one. Yikes. I suppose the advantage back in the old days was to have fine tuning since the alternate would have been...
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    Re: the Small Dog

    Wow! Over $300 for a case cover over a $600+ case! Cost more than some folks’ mandolins.
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    Re: Lyon & Healy vs Gibson

    I don't know for a fact that Marilynn *doesn't* own a Rigel L&H model but the one I know of that she has played for years was built for her by Doug Woodley ( a Canadian luthier who no longer builds)....
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    Re: Ant. Mossimo bowl back mandolin

    Nothing I have in my files or have heard of that name. Post some photos and we can see what it might be related to. Often labels can be retail stores and not the actual maker.
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    Re: Bacon mandolins - who actually built them?

    Nice to resurrect this older thread. As far as who made these my guess is that either Bacon brought someone or a few folks into the factory to tool up and make the few of these we find. Or else they...
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    Re: What is this amazing-looking instrument?

    Hah, Graham... you beat me to it. The only thing I can add is that the tuner are called Preston tuners originally made for 18th century citterns.

    The mandolins are a lot rarer than the guitarras....
  24. Re: on Reverb: When a scroll isn't a scroll, or is it?

    Those F-holes are positioned low and practically off the edge of the body. Strange.
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    Re: Ginny and the Teepee by Eoin Duignan

    Sounds like either subvocalizing from one of the players on screen or an audience member with indigestion. I assume you are talking about that moaning on the soundtrack?
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