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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    I have more information on this bowlback case. They are made by Antonio Miguel Gonzalez in Spain, as I posted earlier.
    If you are interested in a case like mine, they run about 260€ plus shipping. ...
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    Re: Phone Holder for Music Stand

    This tray from K&M might be a good solution to hold several items, including your phone.
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Thank you, Jim and Tom!
    A couple photos of the case, which is made in Spain.

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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Here are a few photos of the bowlback after a bit of finish "enhancement", which amounted to a few minutes of buffing with Meguiar's Mirror Glaze & Ultimate Compound. The results were quite...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Yikes, Jim! :disbelief:
    I meant to say, selling my wife on the idea of buying the next mandolin!
    ...darn senior moments.
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Just got home from Northfield in Marshall.
    Tom hit the nail on the head. Just a simple matter of carefully polishing with Meguiars automotive buffing compound will do the trick. My friend applied a...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Thanks, Tom. I’ll have some answers soon.
    Off topic, but the Classical Mandolin Society of America (CMSA) featured the Australian ensemble this evening, Plektra at its virtual convention. They are...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Thanks for that info, Adrian.
    I meet with the Northfield luthier tomorrow morning.
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    My friend from Northfield mentioned this might work, HoGo. Thanks.


    Thank you, Brian! The mandolin was completed in April, so it has been played for a time.
    I hope to meet with the...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Thatís exactly what it is, Peter: french polished shellac. Thanks.
    David, imagine waxing your car and forgetting to buff out your hood. This is sorta what I see, but it is very difficult to...
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    Re: Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    Thanks for the kind words and advice. The finish swirls are almost impossible to photograph. Here are more pics that might help illustrate my concerns. The white spots are light reflections.
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    Refinishing a German Bowlback mandolin

    This is an unusual request, but I canít think of a better place to make it.

    I received a German Bowlback mandolin this summer. I am overall pleased with the instrument. It was affordable, sounds...
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    Re: Ups insurance a ripoff

    Here is a photo of a mandolin that was shipped to me via UPS from Canada. Never again.
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    The last mandolin I shipped was with FedEx. Their employee took a guitar shipping box they had and...
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    Re: Philphool, Phil Goodson, passes :(

    Every day is precious.
    RIP, Phil.
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    Re: Hand Lotion and Strings

    Hi Erin,
    In a perfect world, you would wash and dry your hands with cool water before you play.
    Avoiding lotion and hot water before playing will prevent softening callouses. This combined with...
  16. Re: San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra Virtual performance

    Very cool, Peter! Many thanks.
    I hope those fine folks can soon be playing as an ensemble again in person.
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    Re: Sacred Place - Sailing Lake Superior

    Thank you, Greg. This Michigander appreciates your Minnesota music and the time you took to share it.
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    Re: Minneapolis March

    What fun!
    Was this piece written/arranged for your orchestra? Thanks to all who participated.
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    Amen to that, Allen!
  20. Re: Please help! Newbie looking for bowlback to learn on!

    Terrific advice, Mick.
    You’re one of the reasons the Cafe is the place to come for answers and nice people who are willing to share them. ;)
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    Re: Suddenly feeling old

    I intended to post my thoughts about getting older but forgot what I was going to say. ;)
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    Re: New Brian Dean LaBraid 10-string

    Ken, you have a mandolin unlike any other in existence. It is uniquely beautiful and sonically marvelous! It is a tribute to your conceptual creativeness and also Brian Deanís unquestioned mastery....
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    Re: Review: The Iwamoto mandolin #118

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Humidifier for Mandolin/Case

    Stretto makes a fine violin case humidifier that also works well with mandolin cases.
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    Your wife is the real keeper! Enjoy that terrific Gibson, too. :mandosmiley:
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