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    Re: 1925 Martin AK Mandolin

    wow beautiful koa. it is flamed like maple. so it should be very bright.
  2. Thread: Lyon an Healy?

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    Re: Lyon an Healy?

    yeah rcc56, very nice back wood. lovely figuring. but doesn't ship to canada? i guess i'm off the hook. (i can resist anything except temptation--oscar wilde)
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    Re: 1925 Martin AK Mandolin

    very nice, maple back and sides, i bet that is bright and punchy
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    Re: Meinel & Herold Waldzither

    but sometimes these are made mandolin size. the seller gives over all length, but i'll message the seller
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    Re: favourite strings

    here are several option i have to try
  6. Thread: Harp mandola

    by ollaimh
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    Re: Harp mandola

    years ago there was a guy playing one like the larson at seattles northwest folk life festival.. it was very cute but i didn't really see the point. maybe for hrp guitar but for mandolin do i want...
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    Re: Gibson A4 1921 Paddle Head

    too much damage for that price, at least for me
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    Re: Meinel & Herold Waldzither

    what do you think the scale length is on that waldzither??
  9. Re: Scalloped / fluted flat back German mandolin

    very pretty, but does it sound good
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    Re: Gibson 5-string mandolin oddity on eBay

    might be worth bidding for body alone, then retro fit a bouzouki neck. or could that neck be truned into a zouk??
  11. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    i play harp(like the angels play not like the devils play)mandolin cittern bouzouki and guitar.(and i fiddle around with a few others) i go back and forth but think these days for both performance...
  12. Re: Live From Here Joni Mitchell musicians' birthdays

    yes the ultimate canadian love song
  13. Re: Live From Here Joni Mitchell musicians' birthdays

    wow
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    Re: favourite strings

    guitars are very different. some are best with phosphor bronze and some better with 80-20 bright bronze. bright bronze makes my little guild f 30 punch like a martial artist, but on a jumbo sound...
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    Re: favourite strings

    i blame the young whippersnappers who upped the demand for posphor-bronze strings. often that's ali i can find locally. they are ok but prefer brighter tone for mandolin family instruments. if i...
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    Re: favourite strings

    nickel bronze??? is that what we used to call just nickel wound? like old black diamond strings ??? like i said a friends had a rigel and he used nickel. i think in the pre modern era before 1960...
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    favourite strings

    i can't often find bright bronze(80-20) mandolin strings where i live unless i special order them, but every time i put a set on i love them. i think these are real mandolin strings. the absolute...
  18. Thread: Harp mandola

    by ollaimh
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    Re: Harp mandola

    why are these called "harp", i see no harp strings, why not just franken mandola
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    Re: fon on a gibson A 2

    mine with 11343 must be circa 1920 then. the fon is smudged. looks like they stamped twice off sett badly, when looked at with a magnifying glass. so my lutheir's verdict is 11343. only a few...
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    Re: fon on a gibson A 2

    well my lutheir was sure it is a 11XXX number, but the second 1 is smudged and looks like an attempt to restamp the number. he has nice magnifying glasses. he also put an origonal pick guard clamp...
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    Re: fon on a gibson A 2

    could somebody phone up 1910 to 1927 gibson and tell them to use a better fon stamp!!! i think it is a 11xxx number, with a light inside and a magnifying glass. still unclear. have to visit my...
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    Re: fon on a gibson A 2

    thanks,the fon is smudged. i'll have to get my lutheir with his jewelers glasses to look at it. even with glasses my eye sight isn't great. of course it plays and sounds great which is the most...
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    Re: fon on a gibson A 2

    mostly origonal. the clap for the pick guard is replaced. other wise great action etc. needs new strings, but anybody got a date for that possible ron??
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    Re: fon on a gibson A 2

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    fon on a gibson A 2

    what is the verdict about the date for the fon 13343, or possibly 15343, inside a gibson A 2 mandolin(looks A 2.) any opinions?
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