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  1. Thread: Ď61 em 200

    by Peter Mix
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    Ď61 em 200

    Try this if the video doesn’t load properly:
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    Austin Clark Octave Mandolin

    Any fingerstyle fans out there? Austin’s OM is a treat to play!

    Here’s the link if it doesn’t play: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TLv-jflB3bI
  3. Re: Carbon Fiber mandolin, Adam Buchwald and Circle Strings

    Fabricating a carbon fiber mandolin body is a very expensive proposition and all the more so when an arched top and back are involved. Through the 1990’s I went to the NAMM shows expecting to see cf...
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    Yanuziello Electric Mandolin

    Joeís work is wonderful: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Vb9wGR0bs
  5. Thread: Hondo!

    by Peter Mix
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    Hondo!

    Hereís a terrific electric F5 from Hondo. History is sketchy and it may have been a NAMM show custom instrument in Ď69 or the early 70ís.

    I googled Hondo once and found it quickly under the...
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    Circle Strings new electric mandolin

    Adam Buchwald of Circle Strings sent photos to me of his newly completed electric mandolin recently. Today I went to meet it and took a test drive.

    Typical of Adamís work, it is exceptionally...
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    Re: Paul Newmanís 1961 Gibson EM200 mandolin

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    Hopefully, you can see the contrast between the original Ď65 saddle and the new brass version. I always thought the originals were brass, but they are in fact stainless steel.
    I donít know...
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    Re: Paul Newmanís 1961 Gibson EM200 mandolin

    Oh, almost forgot.....Florentine body points, hence the name.
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    Re: Paul Newmanís 1961 Gibson EM200 mandolin

    Nope, no tangible evidence. The fellow I acquired it from corresponded with Gleason’s niece (dunno how that came about) who told him of its history as she knew it. I don’t know any particulars, but...
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    Paul Newmanís 1961 Gibson EM200 mandolin

    In 1961 during the filming of The Hustler in NYC, Jackie Gleason is said to have bought this black Gibson EM200 Electric Florentine mandolin as a gag for his co-star Paul Newman.

    He meant to buy...
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    Re: Slide on a mandolin?

    Over the years Iíve found that the only way I can get the volume and sustain needed for slide (without feedback) is to use a solid body mandolin. Single strings sound like a high-strung guitar, so...
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    Re: Yanuziello Electric Mandolin

    Please check Joe’s site for the best information, of course, but it is a chambered instrument with a top-mounted Fralin/Yanuziello pickup. His work is gorgeous. Check out the Cupcake series.....
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    Yanuziello Electric Mandolin

    Here’s a sample of one of Joe Yanuziello’s fantastic mandolins. I was very fortunate to find it as his work just doesn’t come up for sale. I had been playing it for a couple of hours and was...
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    Slide mandolin

    Here's a bit of Chuck Sanzone's fabulous e-Mando:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=QBmIIlQvW6U

    The body was modeled on a '58 Gibson EM200 and is carved of quilted maple...
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    Sanzone Electrc mandolin

    148846Chuck based this wonderful e-mando on a '58 Gibson EM200. Carved-top, flat back quilted maple body with Kent Armstrong pickup.......
  16. Re: Stan Jay, Pioneer of Vintage Instrument Fame Fighting For His

    I met Stan by phone in the early 70's when he and Hap were partners. I called him about a 1918 Gibson A1 I had acquired along with the 1918 Gibson catalog that was tucked in the case. I knew a little...
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    Re: MIX mandolin reflection

    Having spent many years in the production of fine carved mandolins, I am most comfortable with ebony fingerboards. I love how they feel and sound, I know how to deal with them as time goes along and...
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    Re: The Sound of the Modern Mandolin

    Thank you all for the very kind comments! John Baxter deserves great credit for making these videos possible. We started this project when VHS was the standard of the day, so you know it's been a...
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    Mix F5 in red Kevlar

    This red carbon fiber/Kevlar F5 has had the initial coats of pore-filling lacquer applied and now awaits clear coats before set-up. As some of our extremely patient customers can attest, finishing...
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    Re: Slide mandolin

    For what it's worth, I have done a lot of open-tuned playing over the years, but find it limiting on mandolin. Standard mandolin tuning and slide do work very well together though there hurdles. Yes,...
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    Re: Slide mandolin

    I'm running straight into a Fender Pro 900 amp with no effects aside from a little bit of reverb. The only advice I can give is to be very patient and play endlessly. If you are able to boost your...
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    Re: Slide mandolin

    For those who haven't heard Niles play, please check him out! He's brilliant! Being less so, I take a more conventional course and stay in standard tuning. As he correctly points out, you can't slant...
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    Slide mandolin

    I've been immersed in slide mandolin for years (maybe I should stop before it's too late!) and just posted a snippet on Youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNB-GYE9L-4&feature=youtu.be

    It's...
  24. Re: Get your popcorn out. I put a tonerite on my new Mix Carbon F

    I think Keith's approach is well worthwhile. I can tell you with certainty that the prototype Mix A5 and F5 mandolins have developed over the years and they are 6 and 7 years old respectively. Some...
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