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  1. Re: Where is this exquisite Lyon & Healy Style A?

    Shiney, isn't it? I very much enjoyed the piece being played as well as the performance. I'm left asking, like one of the unanswered comments, what is this piece?

    Joe
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    Re: Ok, who dunnit?

    Right! How about a picture so we slowpokes can see what we missed drooling over?

    Joe
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    So, could the upper tuners be for sympathetic strings, as in a viola d'amore?
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    Re: MuseScore software

    I recently learned the basics of MuseScore in order to transcribe a poorly printed, difficult-to-read score. Though it took a bit of time, I have to say that I never lacked immediate answers via a...
  5. Re: Score for Slavator leonardi: Souvenir de Sicile?

    For those like me who's eagle-eyed orbs are not what they used to be:

    I began practicing this piece with the pdf attached to Jim Garber's message above. This was visually difficult but I became...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    aliparia, per your request, here are photos of the 1980 Pecoraro I just acquired. Both the sound and the playability put this instrument in a whole other class than what I am accustomed to playing. ...
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    Re: Florian Klaus Rumpf

    Tim, this happens to me all the time. Woody Allen once said that God invented time so that everything wouldn't happen all at once. Sometimes on Mandolin Cafe it seems that everything is happening...
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    Re: Florian Klaus Rumpf

    Where did you see info about his crowd sourcing project? I don't see anything on his website about it. Thanks.

    Joe
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Aliparla, Having myself just acquired a Pecoraro Embergher, I, too, am on the lookout for a good case. I'll be interested to hear what you have to say about the cases you look at. Thanks. -- Joe
  10. Re: What do you do when you're Just. Not. Feeling it?

    Something I learned a long time ago:

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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    William Smith, Yes, the engraving is on the end:

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    Mark, thanks! I look forward to reading this.

    BTW, the FON on mine is 11989-10. I assume this means it dates to 1923-1924?
  12. Re: 1963 Pasquale Pecoraro Roman Embergher-Style Bowlback Mandoli

    Tony Williamson's Pecoraro should land on my doorstep sometime Wednesday. Yes, I'm psyched! (and maybe a little psycho ... )
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Banjo Trapdoor

    pops1, Looks like mine?

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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    The repair was expertly done and is difficult to see unless you are looking for it. The instrument is solid, great intonation and great tone ... great tone. I'm not an expert, but light strings...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Worth? Not really sure. I bought mine at a Maine thrift store for about $100. It needed a headstock repair which I had done. The luthier I use in MD had one of these in his shop and mentioned...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Mr. Smith writes that his Vega is from 1913. How do you date a Vega bowlback? I have one almost identical to Mr. Smith's. Its peghead number is 27496. Is this what you use to date the instrument?...
  17. Re: Virtual: The Isolationist's Guide To Mandolin - Playing Rhyth

    Can anyone say if this workshop is available to someone without a Facebook account? (There are a few of us that have slipped throught the virtual cracks ... )
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    Re: Wood identity question

    Thanks, Tim, for getting this thread going. You have a knack of getting answers to my unasked questions.
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    Re: Looking for exotic scales for Mandola

    Explorer and Gypsy, I see the Benjamin Taylor books on Amazon ... but it appears that there are separate editions of the same title. The only difference seems to be the color of the covers and the...
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    Re: Your Mandolin Your Beer

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    Still life with computer, Calace, and a growler of homemade carrot wine.
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    Re: Deterioration due to closed case

    sblock, thanks for the clarification. If the pickguard hasn't deteriorated before now, you say, we can take for granted that it is stable. If deterioration due to "not just right" original...
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    At age five, I felt old during the first day of kindergarten. At age eleven, I felt old as I threw folded newspapers on to porches as a new paperboy. At age seventeen, I felt old as I crept up the...
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    Re: MAD Mix A5 Carbon fiber Mandolins

    Not every day and not well, but I play #40. Got this from the Cafe classifieds about a year ago. I was warned by the seller that the neck would be a bit chunky, and, indeed, it is that. While this...
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    Re: Deterioration due to closed case

    Thanks for all of this 100% useful information. I received the 1917 A4 this afternoon via FedEx and I have to say that I've never seen an A4 in finer condition or played one that sounded as...
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    Deterioration due to closed case

    I'm about to receive via FedEx a 1917 Gibson A4. The pictures in the classifieds made it appear to be in great shape. What I'm concerned about is whether or not I should store it in its case. This...
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