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  1. Thread: Octofone

    by ollaimh
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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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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    yeah but if it's a gibson laquer it wouldn't really affect the tone much
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    Re: Is this too junky (ebay find lol)

    a used eastman would be a lot better.
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    Re: Damaged Martin 2-20 ( I think)

    might be nice re topped with an oval sound hole. my local lutheir could do that. hmmm, but i shouldn't
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    Re: 1909 A4 Gibson Factory Revamped

    french polish
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    Re: Gibson snakehead Jrs vs other snakeheads

    there is no comparison. brazillian rosewood in a great lutheirs hands has extra umph that no other wood has, but paddle head gibsons can be as good as snakeheads. however i found the two i own and...
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    Re: Restored Gibson A jr on FB marketplace

    it's so ugly it's beautiful. like a pugdog. for one hundred dollars i'd buy it just to gross out my friends.
  9. Re: Armenian (soviet) 1970's electric mandolin monstrosity

    was it signed by lloyd loar?
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    Re: R.G. Noyes' Octave mandolin

    why are the deleting posts from on line instruments for sale. these are not being sold by jo dusepo. she is just showing uas interesting instruments for sale. and i like seeing them. there re lots...
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    Re: 1890 5 course bandurria

    i wonder if the back and sides are brazillian rosewood??? might be worth salvaging for a mandolin.

    the one pictured above is a beauty
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    Re: i love playing mandolin

    we spend a lot of time discussing details of mandolins. i just thought i'd say waht's really important
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    i love playing mandolin

    i have had health problems on and off for several years. i felt awfull much of today, but when i got home i pulled out four favourite mandolins and played them all back and forth, and it made my...
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    Re: 1890 5 course bandurria

    i noticed this one as well. very cute little instrument, although i can't see myself playing it.
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    Re: Gibson snakehead Jrs vs other snakeheads

    gibson was very consistent in their inconsistency!!! good one

    i have two snake heads. one refinshed which i call the worlds best busking mandolin, and one mostly origonal that was my workhorse...
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    i had a poor condition but playable larson mandolin as attested by hartman who wrote he book. it was ok but i sold it locally for what it cost me and the buyer turned around and posted it on the...
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    Re: bohman mandolins

    great site and what a collection. we are not worthy. that collection on the classifieds alone is a fantastic tribe
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    Re: Counting Tree Growth Lines ?

    there is now a world wide catalogue for dendrochronology. scientists at a dozen universities are doing the ring counts and matching them for patterns of ring spacing which can date the death of the...
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    bohman mandolins

    anyone notice the amazing family of bohman mandolins, mandolas and mandocells in the classifieds?? not mine and i have no interest or ownership, but what an amazing collection. please give us some...
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    Re: Need help identifying Mandolin from Ukraine

    my greek is very rusty but i think your translation is correct. it is definately a greek bouzouki, but although not a top quality one, these average ones are often very nice sounding and fun to play
  21. Re: Need some help from a French-speaking mandolin player...

    you'd find acadien french really fun. around moncton they speak chiac, and franglais,(a lot of maoncton to shediac french write in english but not in french) but over in arichat and cheticamp there...
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    Re: Frank Benko F5 copy

    he also invented the benko gambit in chess
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    Re: Frank Benko F5 copy

    i remember two different friends finding frank benko mandolins in flea markets in the good old days. they were a couple of hundred dollars and fantastic finds. benko was an excellent lutheir. i...
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    Re: Frank Benko F5 copy

    yes definately quebec. frank benko had a shop in little burgundy in montreal before he moved to toronto. but it was in the forties
  25. Thread: 1934 F5 copy

    by ollaimh
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    Re: 1934 F5 copy

    but it's not singed by lloyd loar
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