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  1. Re: Two interesting instruments at Bernunzio's

    Look at his first post.
  2. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    So sorry... I missed that. Too bad, otherwise that could have been a contender. Oh well...

    I think Will makes both flat and radiused. Here is a sold A-5 with flat fretboard on TME site.
  3. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    Here ya go. If you have the bucks, this D'Angelico would be a sure shot. They (whoever they are) certainly do not make any like these any more.
  4. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    Absolutely. I still love the mandolin I traded with you. I guess it was a trade made in heaven for both of us. I have played maybe 3 or 4 Kimbles and I don't think you could go wrong with one of...
  5. Re: Want flat fretboard, at least 1 1/8" nut width. Suggestions?

    Brent: I would consider a Kimble A-5 like this one. Mandomutt, for some reason, does not say that it is a flat fretboard nor does he mention the width at the nut, but it looks flat to me in the...
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    Re: Recommendations for Custom Tailpiece

    That makes a lot of sense then. Post finished photos here.
  7. Thread: Attic Find

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    Re: Attic Find

    You guys beat me to it. Yes, Portuguese guitarra. The only thing I can add is that Fall River had a large population of Portuguese immigrants. I have seen may Portuguese-American luthier labels from...
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    Re: Thank you Scott and Dan!

    Thanks for the monumental effort, Scott and Dan and team.
  9. Thread: Chris Thile

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    Re: Chris Thile

    What kind and color socks was he wearing? :)
  10. Re: Two interesting instruments at Bernunzio's

    The mandocello is on consignment by a fellow MCer, Matthew, who goes by the screen name gweetarpicker or something like that. There have been other discussions about these particular instruments. He...
  11. Re: Interesting European Mandolinetto- Pre-War

    Looks like this maker was pretty prolific. The OP mandolinetto at first glance reminded me of similar construction to Spanish bandurrias. I also wonder how thick that scratchplate is and how this...
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    Re: New Washburn 'Timeless' F-5

    Ok, as a service to all the Washburn Timeless fans, here is what sounds like the official description of the model (from this site):



    Also, for those interested, here is a photo of the original...
  13. Re: To the multi instrumentalists: which instrument is your no. 1

    My first instrument was piano from about until about 12, then guitar until college when a friend lent me a mandolin and I had to have one of those. Then I got a fiddle and took some group lessons...
  14. Re: Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    Excellent. I would love to see this beauty one day.
  15. Re: Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    The other question I meant to ask: what were the changes to the standard model you asked Carlo to change? I am just curious.
  16. Re: Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    Yes, looking good. Beautiful photos.

    A few questions:

    You said you explored some vintage bowlbacks. Were you able to actually play some Emberghers, Calaces and Vinaccias or others of the most...
  17. Re: Resonance of a fiddle vs mandolins (wow)

    Maybe this is also very obvious but one advantage I find playing fiddle vs. mandolin in a jam session is that the fiddle is played much closer to the ears than a mandolin. So add that to the mix...
  18. Re: Review: Carlo Mazzaccara Lucia bowlback mandolin

    Tim Logan: I don't think any of your photos show up, at least I can't see them.

    OTOH we can go to Carlo's site. You can see the Lucia model here. He says there are also available in the US at...
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    Re: Solo builders

    Br1ck, so you have lots of mandolins that will give you the volume you want so you will accept a quieter mandolin if it has the tone you like.
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    Re: How thick of a pick?

    I have evolved through various BC's over time. Started with a thinner LG Jazz 40 and went through some rounded triangles like TPR60 and realized that I preferred a slightly more pointed and a hair...
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    Re: Solo builders

    Yes, but remember that the OP asked a question about acquiring a new mandolin. Oops! You were the OP! Hah! Are you just talking to your self? :)
  22. Thread: Blue Chips

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    Re: Blue Chips

    Maybe BC needs to offer a tracing chip embedded into each one and a Find Your BC app. They could call it the e-Blue Chip pick. :)
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    Re: Recommendations for Custom Tailpiece

    I agree and if there are no additional holes you can be fairly certain that it was the original tailpiece. In the meantime, does it play with that tailpiece?
  24. Thread: Blue Chips

    by Jim Garber
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    Re: Blue Chips

    Yum... the thread title reminded me of this... have to find some salsa

    183730

    I either keep mine in the strings of my mandolin or in my accessory case in a Altoids mini tin. Works for me. I...
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    Re: NMC, a great experience today

    When I first started playing fiddle I lived in New York City. 57th Street near Carnegie Hall was the center for violin shops. One day I needed some set up or a bow rehaired and walked into and out of...
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