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  1. Re: Looking for thoughts and opinions about a bowel back mandolin

    If The Loar you have is out of tune in the upper frets, itís because the bridge is not in the right place. A proper ďsetupĒ will correct that.

    Iím of the impression that oval-hole A-style...
  2. Re: Looking for thoughts and opinions about a bowel back mandolin

    Welcome to the Cafe. I can't speak to the bowlback as i have no experience with that company. I would say you would be better off getting a good setup on your The Loar. They are solid instruments...
  3. Re: Looking for thoughts and opinions about a bowel back mandolin

    I've never owned a bowel back, but they must be very hard to keep clean.

    Apparently it will take something more direct to satisfy me.
  4. Re: Looking for thoughts and opinions about a bowel back mandolin

    I think that, as long as the top is flush with the bowel back, it'll be OK. Watch out for it in case it starts to sink, though. And remember to wipe it down after every use.

    OK, now that I've got...
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