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    Re: Building Bridges

    I wonder if persimmon would be a good choice too. It is the "white Ebony" after all and should be available.
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    You might want to consider Apollo picks as well.....https://www.apollopicks.com/

    I like them better than my BC, have both the casein and peek styles.
  3. Re: Aaron Weinstein's New Apitius yorkville mandolin

    Aaron, I hope you don't mind me posting this from Oliver's web site.....

    http://www.apitiusmandolins.com/Oliver's%20Blog%20Page.html

    Beautiful mandolin! Wonderful playing!
  4. Re: Small hands and neck width - instruments that fit/don't

    Yes there is!...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/167537#167537

    NFI

    Oops, I did not see Sherry's previous post.
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    Re: Do You Have Too Many Instruments?

    Looks like John Bernunzio got at least 100 of them...

    https://bernunzio.com/johns-corner-archive/02-03-2020/#:~:text=Many%20of%20Reubens'%20minstrel%2Dera,of%20Musical%20Instruments%20in%20Japan....
  6. Thread: Gilchrist

    by Charles E.
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    Re: Gilchrist

    There is this one in the Cafe classifieds.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/165691#165691

    NFI
  7. Re: Small hands and neck width - instruments that fit/don't

    +1 for the Gibson snakehead mandolin. Nice slim necks and wonderful oval hole tone.
  8. Re: Martin harp mandolin in the classifieds

    It was the one a Ms Polly Huff posted pic's of in this thread in October 2020...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/58626-An-evening-with-the-Martin-harp-mandolin

    Just wondering what...
  9. Thread: New builder

    by Charles E.
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    Re: New builder

    If you are not set on building an F-5, I would also recommend Graham McDonalds book "The Mandolin Project"...

    https://www.amazon.com/Mandolin-Project-Workshop-Building-Mandolins/dp/0980476208
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  10. Martin harp mandolin in the classifieds

    This morning I saw a 1890's Martin "harp"mandolin in the classifieds and now it is gone.

    Did some one here grab it?
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    Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    Let us know how you like it when you get it! :)
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    Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    I scooped up that Northfield. It was just so dang pretty.[/QUOTE]

    What one did you get? The one from Northfield?
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    Re: Has anybody used a Northfield model M?

    There is one in the classifieds at the moment....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/166697#166697

    And as far as bang for the buck goes this Econo A from Silverangel is really hard to beat for a...
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    Re: Newbie Trying to Make a Choice

    Sorry, did not mean to hijack the thread! Just buy an Eastman 315 and enjoy the start of the journey.
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    Re: One piece back?

    Looks like a one piece back to me. Lucky you!
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    Re: Newbie Trying to Make a Choice

    Here is one I made awhile back.....

    Sounds great, I still have it.
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    Re: Newbie Trying to Make a Choice

    Joshua Bell played a corner less Stradivarius violin early in his career.
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    Re: An honest-to-goodness VULCAN HARP!

    Sue, maybe your next batch of "pillow catnip bags" can be Vulcan harps. ;)

    BTW love the L&H style ones in the classifieds at the moment!
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    Re: Am I seeing more A style mandolins?

    JB I am surprised that you are not hip to Tim O'Brian! He was a founding member of Hot Rise and famously played (and still does) a black faced Nugget A-5 mandolin. He was a standout in the bluegrass...
  20. Re: Ranking old tenors (generally speaking) by brand?

    Don't rule out old National tenors either.
  21. Re: Best Oval Hole A Mandolins for Orchestra Playing?

    Quite a number of orchestra players seem to favor the Lyon and Healy mandolins from the 20's.
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    Re: First Time Builder

    For tuners, a lot of builders are using Rubner tuners...

    https://www.rubnertuners.com/mandolin-machines
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Not yet but I am tempted to chalk fit the keel! :grin:
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Put the "whiskey plank" on this "Shellback Skiff" last Wednesday. This will be the sailing version.
  25. Re: Ranking old tenors (generally speaking) by brand?

    If you are looking at older tenors, Harmony, Stella and Silvertone tenors will all most likely be ladder braced. A lot of them will need neck resets and some will have solid tops. The tone can be...
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