Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 33 of 33

Thread: Mystery Instrument

  1. #26
    acoustically inert F-2 Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Halfway, MO
    Posts
    2,064

    Default Re: Mystery Instrument

    Quote Originally Posted by BradKlein View Post
    THESE just don't come up for sale very often.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	music thing.jpg 
Views:	251 
Size:	282.3 KB 
ID:	164383
    LSD and luthiery don't mix.
    "Mongo only pawn in game of life." --- Mongo

  2. #27
    Registered User dustyamps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Springfield Missouri USA
    Posts
    243

    Default Re: Mystery Instrument

    The builder must have made this too.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0070 (640x295).jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	131.7 KB 
ID:	164602  

  3. #28
    Orrig Onion HonketyHank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Beaverton, OR, USA
    Posts
    938

    Default Re: Mystery Instrument

    Quote Originally Posted by BradKlein View Post
    THESE just don't come up for sale very often.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	music thing.jpg 
Views:	251 
Size:	282.3 KB 
ID:	164383
    Ahhhh. The much sought-after Shmergel Basso Continuo
    New to mando? Click this link -->Newbies to join us at the Newbies Social Group.

    Just send an email to rob.meldrum@gmail.com with "mandolin setup" in the subject line and he will email you a copy for free (free to all mandolincafe members).

  4. #29
    Mando accumulator allenhopkins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Rochester NY 14610
    Posts
    15,197

    Default Re: Mystery Instrument

    Much more irresponsible throwing around the Shmergel name, and I'll start notifying the moderators. As if the premier maker of rare, elusive top-grade mandolins in the world, would get involved with these grotesque mutants.

    Whatever this is, definitely not a Shmergel.
    Allen Hopkins
    Gibsn: '54 F5 3pt F2 A-N Custm K1 m'cello
    Natl Triolian Dobro mando
    Victoria b-back Merrill alumnm b-back
    H-O mandolinetto
    Stradolin Vega banjolin
    Sobell'dola Washburn b-back'dola
    Eastmn: 615'dola 805 m'cello
    Flatiron 3K OM

  5. #30
    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    40.191N -74.2W
    Posts
    20,861

    Default Re: Mystery Instrument

    That's still the one I would have claimed
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

  6. #31

    Default Re: Mystery Instrument

    Quote Originally Posted by allenhopkins View Post

    Whatever this is, definitely not a Shmergel.
    Of course not, but only the specialist's eye would discern. This is a The Shmoygall lawsuit (Artiste Deluxe Supremo model) manta-lin. These were affectionately known by devotees as the "Super-Gall" or The "Death-vader" model.

    At least, that's what *my* research turned up..

  7. The following members say thank you to catmandu2 for this post:


  8. #32
    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    40.191N -74.2W
    Posts
    20,861

    Default Re: Mystery Instrument

    A lawsuit Shmergel? That I could buy into.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

  9. The following members say thank you to MikeEdgerton for this post:


  10. #33
    Mandolin user MontanaMatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Bozeman, MT
    Posts
    457

    Default Re: Mystery Instrument

    Quote Originally Posted by John Flynn View Post
    Time for this meme:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Luthiery poster.jpg 
Views:	44 
Size:	79.2 KB 
ID:	164559
    Is that a mando/octave mando flip flop combo? I totally want that!
    2007 Weber Custom Elite "old wood"
    2017 Ratliff R5 Custom #1148
    Several nice old Fiddles
    2007 Martin 000-15S 12 fret Auditorium-slot head
    Deering Classic Open Back
    Too many microphones

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •