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    Here is a pic of a 1919 Vega cylinderback model 205. I hope to get some better pics up in a couple of days. I hope the picture comes out ok, first time posting one
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    One more time
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    OK, now let's see the back.

    There is a LOT more ivory on the bridge than on my Style 4.

    Are the 7th and 12th fret inlays "plain" ovals?

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    Gary, the 7th and 12th are engraved oval shaped pearl, very nicely done,kind of flower/scroll motif. #I will be posting a pic of the back, and let me say, this "babies got back"
    Michael Lettieri

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    Very nice! I've been dreaming of one for months now and your irritating my MAS...hope I don't have another breakout!
    Look up (to see whats comin down)

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    "BABY GOT BACK" #
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    Another picture of front
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    The back looks very nice!

    How does it sound? What did you string it with?




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    I haven't put new strings on it yet, it came with I think ghs 250's??? I am contemplating what strings to put on it though. TI's, or some other medium's, any suggestions. Oh it sounds and plays wonderfully
    Michael Lettieri

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    I like Martin lights (.010 - .034) on these instruments. I think D'Addario has a set of the same weight that are probably also good. I'd definitely avoid anything too heavy.
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    My my! That is a beauty! Congratulations!

    Bob

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    Vega update: I have restrung it with TI mediums, never used these before, but what a nice feel and tone they add.
    Michael Lettieri

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    Superb! what a beautiful mando! Congratulations!
    I've always been crazy, but it kept me from going insane! (W.J.)

    Syncopation rules the nation! (S.J.)

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    Absolutely delicious, Michael. Be vigilant of the neck and cant under TI mediums. Flat-wound strings pack more tension than round-wound. TIs tend towards the lightish in general and I suspect they will be fine...but do be watchful.

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