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    Re: Help identifying a mandolin

    Extremely common. Before the dawn of imports it was extremely common for American builders like Harmony, Kay, and Regal to sell unbranded instrument for the trade. It's not unusual. Enjoy your...
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    Re: Help identifying a mandolin

    It looks like it started life as a nondescript imported flat top and backed mandolin made in somewhat the shape of an F style mandolin. Somebody has gone to some trouble to dress it up a bit. Most...
  3. Re: Weber Bridge - nut spinning, unable to raise/lower

    My first question is do you need to raise or lower the strings at this time? If the answer is no change your strings and make your appointment with your luthier for the future. If you need to raise...
  4. Re: ID? F-style mandolin with Eagle front/back and wood trim

    They have dropped some of the bling but I always said that if they ever figured out what the mandolins were supposed to really look like and eased out the pearl that they'd sell a whole lot of these.
  5. Thread: IV F5 kit

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    Re: IV F5 kit

    The majority of the IV kits built here have been the A style and that is a Saga AM-10 mandolin kit. It is partially assembled. Ken's F style kits are something he sources independently and I only...
  6. Re: ID? F-style mandolin with Eagle front/back and wood trim

    I agree with Charley. It was made in Vietnam and sold by one of two sellers on eBay. It was either Bruce Wei or Antonio Tsai. They still sell on eBay and their specialties are blinged up instruments...
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    Re: Sketchy Gibson F5-G on Reverb?

    I don't think anyone doubts the authenticity of the mandolin in the picture and that's how the tailpiece on my F5G looked when I bought it in 2005. Mine was changed to the "The Gibson" cover it now...
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    Re: Homemade Tuning Peg Tool

    I have had a few Strad-O-Lins that required some work on the holes because they were slightly misaligned. I've also added the Stewmac vintage bushings on occasion because they look right.
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    Re: Homemade Tuning Peg Tool

    If you have hard to turn buttons there are different reasons why that could be but the first thing I would look at it Paul Hostetter's tuner maintenance page.
  10. Re: Shop disc sander for small delicate work

    As long as you're working on small delicate things that should work out just fine. I'm trying to figure where I would even have room for that thing in my shop. :)
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    Re: Homemade Tuning Peg Tool

    I can actually appreciate the concept. I have a modified Dunlop winder I use when restringing but something like what you've made might be in my future for simply tuning.
  12. Re: Stathopoulo Mandolin Bowlback, Ornate

    I'd make sure it's playable first. Several years ago I bought a very ornate pearl encrusted wall hanger that thankfully I was able to return.
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    Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    One other thought, if you can get a copy of Bob Carlin's book Regal Musical Instruments: 1895 - 1955 there are a ton of pictures, I just can't recall if there are any tenor pictures.
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    Re: 20's-30's Regal tenor guitar bridge

    Could you post a picture of the guitar so that people know for sure what your model looks like?
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    Re: Kentucky mandolin

    On earlier Kentucky mandolin models the S at the end specified a solid top model. You can actually contact the importer and owner of the brand Saga on their website and ask them what year the...
  16. Thread: Stimudent

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    Re: Stimudent

    I would guess for use as a quill type pick
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    Re: What is a method?

    Historically it speaks about methods of learning to play an instrument.

    One noted early example would be the Bickford Method:
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    Re: Changing tuners

    The other thing is the diameter of the bushing itself. There are times when there is a difference in the size of the hole.. Sometimes you can leave the original bushing and not have any problems,...
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    Re: Changing tuners

    Are the Grovers worm over?
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    Re: mandolin wolf tone?

    I suspect that the OP is actually dealing with harmonic overtones.
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    Re: mandolin wolf tone?

    Roll up a piece of tissue and weave it through the strings between the bridge and the tailpiece. If the sounds go away and I do believe they will then you can replace that with a piece of leather or...
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    That was a typo on my part.
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    Re: Strad-o-lin neo-log-ism

    SGW = ShopGoodwill

    https://shopgoodwill.com/item/148892272

    That mandolin does indeed have a failed neck joint.
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    Re: PEEK Pick by EML Picks

    Their last update on their Facebook page was June 20, 2021 and was:



    Since then a few people have asked questions that were never answered.
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    Re: The Origins of Tone Bar Archtop Bracing

    Many years ago (2014) Jim Garber had a Sherman and Clay catalog. I spent my teenage years hanging out next door to the Portland, Oregon store.
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