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    I played an Altman mandolin today that had new(recently made) Handel tuners and I was wondering if any one knows who is making them?

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    Mike Blohm

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    Yep !
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    Those are awesome.
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    Mike's Handel reproduction buttons are fantastic. I put them on Waverly tuners on this F4.
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    You can just buy a set of buttons? Do they cost as much as they look like they should? That is a really nice headstock inlay by the way!

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    Seems like someone mentioned about $250 for a set??? Am I off?
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    I'm not sure Mike is still making them, I see to recall a post a while back that he had stopped. If I'm wrong somebody correct me. They are really a great item.

    Here's an old thread with some closeup pictures.

    The contact information for Mike is here in the Builders database.

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    Yep...
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    Spruce,
    I don't want to hijack the thread, but I just gave a listen to Mangler of Bluegrass, WOW! Thanks for sharing.
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    Boy......... those peghead shots with inlay that is a good match for the repro buttons.....all look fabulous!

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    Thumbs up Handel tuners on very nice headstocks

    I like the pics, nice headstocks that are complemented with the Blohmers - and vice versa.
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    I have a bunch of buttons made up for Waverly F tuners I could sell now for $250 a set. I don't have any made up for other styles. I will be working on making more buttons this winter. Thanks.
    blohmmandolins@cablemt.net.

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    That headstock looks uncanny Gail! Little bit of everything in that inlay. Not only does it look wonderful but it has a real "feel" to it. Great artwork!

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    Thank you Life Is Good. It really is beautiful in person but hard to photogragh. My sister is the artist, I just cut the pearl. She has done a number of unique inlay designs for me that are wonderful. It gets challenging trying not to mess them up in the translation to shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Life Is Good View Post
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    Ok, so how do I get in touch with Mike Bolhm, to purchase a couple of sets, I have two mandolins and would like to replace the tuner buttons on both.
    Phone # Or web site. Or email. Thanks. Leon

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    As of January of this year here is his contact info (from the Builders DB):

    Name:Blohm, Mike
    Company:R.M. Blohm Mandolins
    Address:2705 Pronghorn Drive

    Laurel Montana 59044
    Country:United States
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    Phone/fax406) 628-4261
    Comments:Creator of the Blohm Handel reproduction tuners.
    Update:January, 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vernors4 View Post
    Ok, so how do I get in touch with Mike Bolhm, to purchase a couple of sets, I have two mandolins and would like to replace the tuner buttons on both.
    Phone # Or web site. Or email. Thanks. Leon
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    I've got tuner envy....
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    I bought a set of these buttons from a guy here in the café classifieds a few months ago and wow Mike does great work, must be tedious to make? some serious detail! They came on his Altman F-5 and I really don't know why he took em off the Altman and sold em? Lucky for me, cause they are spectacular.

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ID:	119551 heres some new tuner buttons that we just made. I'm not offering them for sale, just thought I'd show you what I've been up to.
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    Those are really nice Tom! What did you use for wire?

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    The wire is Argentium Sterling 30 guage .010
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    Tom, now that is not only knock-out beautiful, but teasing! Nice bird inlays. Like your photography.

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