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    Re: Irish bouzouki damaged in transit

    They were book matched sides. The cracks appeared at pretty much the same place. The box was pretty much undamaged. It still could have been dropped on its ends though leading to the damage shown...
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    Re: Irish bouzouki damaged in transit

    The case fit the instrument perfectly. It had good padding - no movement possible. headstock and neck were protected with bubble wrap. Yes, you may be right about the crack being all the way...
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    Re: Breedlove FF Experiences?

    I tried out two Eastman 505s. One a classic and the other a CC/N model. The first one was a lovely sounding mandolin yet had it small traditional mandolin frets. The second was a CC/N model. I...
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    Re: Quick shop pic

    I dream of having a small workshop like that.
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    Re: Irish bouzouki damaged in transit

    I don't think it was a hard hit. The package was not damaged. Your take on it is really interesting. Yes the inherent stress in the shape means that we need to be careful about impacts when...
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    Re: Irish bouzouki damaged in transit

    Thanks Bren

    That helps me understand how it was dropped. It was well packed all around it top and bottom and the sides. I will need to find a way to pack things better inside and outside the...
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    Re: Traditionally voiced A-style?

    I have made a few A5s and F5s according to the Loar graduations specs in mandolin building plans. I would say that I pay attention to detail. For some reason I don't get the fatter rounder and...
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    Irish bouzouki damaged in transit

    Any clues as to how this happened?

    Case was in a box. Strings detuned. Case srrounded by packing materials in box.

    Cracks are not all the way through the sides.190254

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  9. Re: Stewmac router binding jig - experiences anyone?

    I agree Buckhorn. It is a nerve wracking process when one comes to creating binding ledges. I think Mikey's design is a good one. It is practical cheap and flexible. I like his cradle design...
  10. Re: Stewmac router binding jig - experiences anyone?

    Thanks for the pictures Mike. As soon as My Makita 700C arrives I will start on it and send pictures. Where do you get that great pulley wheel from?
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    Ok. I will have a crack at it. What length of drawyer runners should I get? There are some on Amazon. It is pretty remote here. I like your guitar body cradle. How did you get your F5 on there?...
  12. Re: Stewmac router binding jig - experiences anyone?

    Here he is using a POF52 Bosch trimmer riding straight on the edge of the instrument:

    https://mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/131309-Andy-Tobin-Cedar-Bouzouki-Build-Diary/page2
  13. Re: Stewmac router binding jig - experiences anyone?

    Lovely piece of kit Mikey. Thanks for showing it to me. Does the router ride and up down its mount rather than site in one position? I have seen Andy Tobin's jig does that.
  14. Stewmac router binding jig - experiences anyone?

    Has anyone had experience a with the Stewmac router binding jig?. I want to use it for a range of instruments mainly flatop instruments like ukeleles, Irish Bouzoukis, spanish guitars, and arch...
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    Re: In search of a mandolin...

    I have stumbled upon a really interesting thread that CMChaney started. I think I understand his pallete of tones he is seeking in a mandolin.

    If you have a really nice Italian-made violin then...
  16. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    Thanks to Dagger and Catmandu for your musical preferences and background. I play my Irish Bouzoukis in a range of musical genres ever since started playing them in the early 1980s.

    I use them as...
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    Re: Tuning issues - Octave Mandolin

    Very simply the Hora Instruments don't have an intonated bridge. I swapped out the simple narrow bridge on a APC B305 Irish bouzoukiand put on one one that I made. Result intonation is perfect.
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  18. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    So David what would pique your interest in Irish Bouzoukis? Instruments, good video instructions on how to play them,. Other musically genres on Greek or Irish bouzouki?

    I really enjoyed Andy...
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    It is good to see that this thread has sparked some interest in Bouzoukis. I like Scott's comments that Facebook is nothing more than an embellished listserve.

    There have been some very...
  20. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    No I didn't and didn't mean to exclude you either. Surely there must be more people here playing both types of bouzoukis.
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    Back to the OP. I can confirm the following specs for the 305 and 308 bouzoukis.

    Tuning – gG DD AA DD can be set up as GG DD AA DD
    Nut width – 37 mm
    Width of Fingerboard at Neck Join: 49 mm...
  22. Re: Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    No response so far. I think this confirms my idea that they have gone. Octave mandolins and mandocellos have taken over which is fine.
  23. Where have all the Irish bouzouki / cittern players gone to?

    I have noticed little if any response to Irish Bouzoukis posts. I believe now that the Irish Bouzouki Facebook Page has drawn away members from here. There are now 4300 members on that forum. One...
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    Re: Eastman MD 614

    The MD5/5 is a much better mandolin these days.

    Check out this video:


    https://youtu.be/QagXqvP7R3I
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    Re: Irish/Portuguese Bouzouki

    It a bit of an anachronism yet still in the type of cittern, mandola, or octave mandolin. He seems polite to me for the most part.
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