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  1. Thread: Bowlback 101

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    Re: Bowlback 101

    While I've heard reports that reverb.com has had more quality-control issues in recent times, I've had good experiences buying (and selling) on the site. Owned and run by Chicago Music Exchange, it...
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    Re: Cleaning up an old bowl back

    I agree with Victor. That headstock shape is characteristic of late-nineteenth- to early-twentieth-century Lyon & Healey models. If memory serves, the alternating rosewood and maple ribs were...
  3. Thread: Old Gibson

    by Scot63
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    Re: Old Gibson

    I would recommend Custom Fretted Instruments near Sparta, Tennessee. They have repaired many great things for me. http://www.customfret.com/
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    Re: Buying on the rebound and gambling

    Fascinating thread. I would say that, for myself, instrument collecting is one form of OCD behavior that I really don't display in other walks of life, though once upon a time I was very much into...
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    Avi Avital on Performance Today

    A recording of Avi Avital playing Bach's Sonata in E minor back by harpsichord is featured on the April 3 Performance Today program. For your listening pleasure (click the Hour One link):...
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    Fiddle tune request time

    Whew! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_LhXKBSNi8
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    Re: Merrill aluminum bowl back on reverb.com

    In my posting, I was going to add "I think Allen Hopkins might be one of very few owners of these instruments (and plays it regularly). Hope he weighs in." Glad you did!
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    Merrill aluminum bowl back on reverb.com

    No stake on this, but this come up for sale so rarely. Not sure if that's a good price, but it's certainly rare....
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    Re: The Baroque Theorbo

    Pro tip: don't play an instrument that you can be hanged from—unless you can really pull it off!
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    Bruno bowlback mandola

    No financial stake, and no opinion on the Larson attribution, but this sure looks like a nice (and rare) bowlback mandola....
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    Avi Avital's Chaconne

    Avi Avital takes on the Chaconne from Bach's Partita no. 2 in the July 18 edition of Performance Today. It's at the end of hour one on the website (some nice playing from guys named Thile and Ma...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: June Jazz tune of the month

    BTW, that's not a Gibson L5 Django is sporting. It's a Swedish-made Levin archtop, and went up for auction last May. Not sure of the result, however....
  13. Thread: Carl Kress

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    Re: Carl Kress

    I can't get this Kress piece ("Love Song") out of my head. I think it's in the Mel Bay book Masters of the Plectrum Guitar, but my copy is gone missing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REvSHiqxd_8
  14. Re: Archive.org: Gibson Mandolin Guitar Company Catalog I 1914

    When Grey Hairs Applaud, Progress May Ask: What Have I Done Amiss? Well, there are words to live by, I guess!
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    Notes on Music in Old Boston

    Some interesting reading on the history of music in Boston, highlighting the contributions of Oliver Ditson (only natural, since the book was a product of the Ditson Company, now available for free...
  16. Re: Does anyone have info about these bowl-back mandolins?

    I second Jim on the possible German origins of mandolin no. 1. The binding and pickguard are very similar to many versions made in the Markneukirchen region for several decades in the twentieth...
  17. Re: Newtone Mandocello strings, any experience of these?

    I tried them, and they were too light. The long scale of my instrument that the D strings were always out of tune, and all the strings had a "squishy" feeling that failed to project properly. It...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Oh, so that's what "overall wear" means. No wonder some would rather bid on Bill Monroe's toaster.
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    Re: c1915 Joseph Bohmann Guitar

    What an interesting instrument. You may have mentioned this in the video and I missed it, but what kind of strings are on it? The few Bohmanns I've seen have been parlor guitars with some unique...
  20. Re: December Jazz Tune of the Month: Honeysuckle Rose

    How inspiring!
  21. Re: Oh, Mel Bay... what's a long-time customer to do?

    I'm a book publisher, and if the folks at Mel Bay sell books through wholesale distributors (Ingram, Baker&Taylor, a few others), they have to sell to wholesalers for up to a 50 percent discount (or...
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    Re: Butterfly bowl back ID?

    I'd rather be a bowlhead than a blockhead. ;)
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    Re: I “lost faith” in the mandolin...

    As a guitarist of middling skill for over thirty years, I never thought much about the mandolin and never really thought I liked its sound. Then, at the age of fifty, I heard Chris Thile's recording...
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    Re: Orville Gibson A-Style

    Maybe you've seen this 1903 Orville-style (though likewise factory) guitar that's been listed on reverb for a year or so? Not being able to spare the $22,000, I haven't picked it up, but I certainly...
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    Re: What song is this?

    I think I hear three distinct tunes in there. Maybe you could contact Dan Voight directly? His webpage is here: http://www.promusicacademy.com/dan-voight-instructor/

    Beautiful playing, for sure!
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