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  1. Re: Hey guys and gals, I need some help please . . . old newbie

    It sounds like you loved the Northfield OM. Personally, if you are doing solo work with whatever instrument I would think an mandocello would be less versatile than either a mandola or OM. I would go...
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    Re: Powerful A models in the 5K range

    Another possibility is a pre-Gibson Flatiron A5. Mine is 83 and signed by Carlson FWIW.
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    Re: The cure for MAS

    Yes! That is it! At one time I had a quartet of black Gibsons including the mandobass. All but the mandolin is gone now. But I still have a at least one of everything except for the mandobass. I...
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    Re: The cure for MAS

    I certainly understand the theme of this thread but I, like many others here, have been buying and selling instruments for many years and,yes, it is rare for me to find something I lust after that...
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    Re: The cure for MAS

    My biggest fear is to leave my wife and kids with a mountain of mandolins and other instruments and no backhoe to bury the instruments with. :)

    A dear friend and fellow collector of the same...
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    Re: Orchestra

    I played in the New York Mandolin Orchestra for a number of years. When I first started I could read music notation on mandolin rudimentarily but I got somewhat better as time went on. My background...
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    Re: The cure for MAS

    Many years ago Christies had an auction in NYC of a collector who had a whole house full of antique church basses. He was quite wealthy but I think his wife was going to divorce him. I was...
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    Re: Box-shaped electric resonator mandolin

    Looks like a storage box from a container store. :)
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Maybe five or six years ago I remember somebody bid up a Loar era F-4 to over $10k but nothing like that since.
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    Re: New Carlo Aonzo Perfetto Mandolino

    which luthier, Tim? There are two for Carlo model.
  11. Re: National Mandolin Tailpiece, repair or replace?

    Harry Eibert repaired mine many years ago. He is up near Syracuse,NY. I believe he would have replated it for a little more money. At that time there were no replacements except original period ones....
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    Re: Arnold Cross Mandolins

    take a look at Arnold’s site linked above. There are lots of photos if you scroll way down to the available section. I can see sort of a “volute” in the back views. Is that what you are talking about?
  13. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    I found another photo of this band here on North Dakota Historical Society, however, no mandocello.

    Also, more info on members of the band here.

    197762
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    Re: New Carlo Aonzo Perfetto Mandolino

    Mick: are you referring to the bracing pattern?
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    Re: New Carlo Aonzo Perfetto Mandolino

    That works though my attempt at nomenclature was descriptive in that it loosely reminded me of a boat hull. One of my favorite makers of these was Mozzani. I played one belonging to the conductor of...
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    Re: What brand mandolin is this?

    I think that is Aaron. Just with his head cut off. Ouch! When I met him he was playing a Red Diamond.
  17. Re: Looking for help with bowlback mandolin identification

    I agree with Mick. Also, assuming the scratchplate was original, I don't recall ever seeing a white one with that shape on a bowlback and the butterfly inlay is a bit unusual as well. Is that back...
  18. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    I have played a few L&H mandocelli and I don't recall the necks being that "baseball battish". In fact I would say they were less so than teen Gibson mandocelli. I think the L&H were among the best...
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    Re: Have I Been Scammed?

    I came across a "Vintage Stradolin Mandolin with Bell Brand tail piece" for a mere $50.95 on a site that sold teen clothes. I did find a site that has some stats about site like these:...
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    New Carlo Aonzo Perfetto Mandolino

    I just received notice from Carlo that he has been working with luthiers Federico Gabrielli and Martino Quintavalla to perfect a mandolin that for Carlo's playing. They describe the mandolin in...
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    Re: Estate Sale Bowlback

    NickR: first to defend my 2016 post, I did not state that ACME was a Sears brand just quoted Mike Holmes and stated that I did not think it was so and more likely made by George Bauer for SS Stewart....
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    I always love those coffee- colored tuner buttons but I don’t recall ever seeing them on an F-4, only on A-4s.
  23. Re: Luthier special: Sheraton brown Gibson A2 in need of help

    For the hysterical porpoises:
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Mandolin Cafe!

    Many happy returns, MC!
  25. Re: Recommendations for a great Jazz tenor guitar?

    Funny that this thread is supposed to be about OP acquiring an arch top TG and not acquiring a tenor guitarist who is no longer with us. :)
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