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  1. Thread: Bowlback cases

    by Dusepo
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    Re: Bowlback cases

    Thanks for the info about the Viking case! From the picture it looks like it has no straps for carrying around the body? I wonder if it'd fit my domra.
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    Re: Sean Ash 5 course mandolin

    I'm not the one selling it. I have no finnacial interest.
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    Sean Ash 5 course mandolin

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/mandolins/10-string-mandolin/1359417230
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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a 'Kitolin'?

    I'd love to see a link or a picture if possible.
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    Re: Anyone ever heard of a 'Kitolin'?

    Well spotted!
    The nut is slanted, so that would suggest fan frets, even though the bridge is straight.
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    Anyone ever heard of a 'Kitolin'?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-Edgren-Music-Program-and-Advertisement-For-The-Edgren-Kitolin/352632683802?hash=item521a8bbd1a:g:o3cAAOSwrhBZOGi1
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    Re: Women with Mandolins

    That's probably a gittern. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gittern
  8. Re: "New techniques" for instrument restoration (NMC)

    Hate to be this person, but this is a meme. There's a bloke who fixes all manner of things with instant noodles, including sinks, toilets, worktops etc.
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    Re: First pickguard Attempt

    Great job - looks like it's original!
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    Brescian/Cremonese mandola

    https://i.imgur.com/Z1VBW4a.jpg

    Most of the surviving instruments of this type (which are mandolins rather than mandolas) have tied frets, but some have fixed metal frets, which were perhaps added...
  11. Thread: Dots or no dots

    by Dusepo
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    Re: Dots or no dots

    I rarely use fret marker dots on my builds unless a customer asks for them, and they rarely do. When playing I never look at them and prefer to use muscle memory.

    Interesting thing regarding your...
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    5 course bandolim

    https://www.ebay.de/itm/10-string-Mandolin-Brazilian-Bandolin-Mandoline-Made-by-Ivan-Rodrigues-Luthier/123449071450?hash=item1cbe23575a:g:Ye8AAOSwefRbW6To
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    Early neapolitan mandolin, dated 1770

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Interesting-baroque-neapolitan-mandolin-Vinaccia-Filano-Fabricatore-1770c/123964695671?hash=item1cdcdf2477:g:y70AAOSwXvRc-Lce
  14. Thread: Wappen mandola

    by Dusepo
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    Re: Wappen mandola

    As for early instruments, I've not seen any surviving examples which have that, but if a customer requested it, I'd be happy to do so. :mandosmiley:
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    De Meglio 1901 Neapolitan

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Superb-DeMeglio-1901-Bowlback-Mandolin/123977601452?hash=item1cdda411ac:g:0ggAAOSwATpdz9z9
  16. Thread: Wappen mandola

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    Wappen mandola

    https://www.ebay.de/itm/Big-old-nice-mandolin-or-mandola-nice-condition/133236615665?hash=item1f058569f1%3Ag%3A1xYAAOSwuA9cVeit&LH_Auction=1
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    Re: New here, hello.

    Welcome, and nice work! :)
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    Re: Classical Guitar to Tenor conversion questions

    Looks great! Good job!

    Since this was a classical guitar, are you going to be using nylon strings?
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Thanks!

    So, let's try this again (if only editing posts was allowed beyond a certain time...)

    Here's me playing a 4 course medieval lute I built. The song I'm playing here is 'Douce Dame Jolie'...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Since there's violins, a ruan and a bandurria above, hopefully this is OK despite the lack of mandos (feel free to delete if not).

    Here's me playing a 4 course medieval lute I built. The song I'm...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Here's a collage of some of the stuff I'm currently working on...
    https://i.imgur.com/Oy0syIv.jpg
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    Bulgarian tambura

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-TAMBURA-STRING-MUSICAL-BALKAN-FOLK-INSTRUMENT-WOODEN-HAND-MADE-PERFECT-LUTE/274018395629

    Not something you see every day. A shame someone covered the soundboard...
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    A tenor guitar ending today going cheap

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ashbury-4-string-Tenor-Guitar-GR5219/193200674947?hash=item2cfba85883:g:2ioAAOSw6IVdxq7L
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    Re: Meinel & Herold Waldzither

    The scale length of Waldzithern is usually between 43-47cm.
  25. Thread: Harp mandola

    by Dusepo
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    Re: Harp mandola

    https://i.imgur.com/lAVYqTd.jpg
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