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  1. Re: Seven-course bass Neapolitan mandolin by Luigi Cardillo

    I would agree Graham... and the Auction Houses description of it being a seven course is I think incorrect. If you look at the photo of the back of the head, there are 16 tuning pegs (although one is...
  2. Seven-course bass Neapolitan mandolin by Luigi Cardillo

    http://gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/Catalogues/mi120315/page003.html

    Interesting Mandolin for Auction in Bath (United Kingdom) Lot Number 402
    (sorry unable to attach photos.. see link above
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    New CD - Pirates and Penguins

    "Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association"

    We are delighted with the release of our new CD "Pirates and Penguins" which features Da Capo Alba (our adult orchestra) and Mango (our youth...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Looking at the " calace sellers" feedback he had 76,515 in the last 12 months and of that 0.47% were negatives mostly for low value items. Considering his total sales of 223,938 i think that an...
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    Re: Best way to ship a mandolin to Italy?

    I've used Fedex many many times and never had a problem. i reckon i've sent well over 100 mandolins to all parts of the world, but as far as i know USPS Global also has a good reputation. Maybe best...
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    Re: Jim Garber - Tree of Life - Soundcloud

    Thanks for the additional info... all the more special as you wrote two of the pieces... I really like Tree of Life.. So not only a great mandolin detective, but a composer... and considering the way...
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    Jim Garber - Tree of Life - Soundcloud

    I've just been listening to Jim garber on soundcloud.. "Tree of Life" , "Sogno di Bimba" and
    "Loon's Delight". really good stuff.

    Jim, are you playing guitar and mandolin?

    Ian
  8. Re: Munier's 'CAPRICCIO SPAGNUOLA' performed by Het CONSORT

    Absolutely stunning! scarily fast... amazing. Thanks for posting Alex
    Ian
  9. Joachim Trekel ( "Haus der MusikTrekel") has passed away

    I have just heard the sad news from Germany that the publisher, Joachim Trekel, died in hospital last night ( I think he was 76, and I beleive that he had been ill for some time).

    His contribution...
  10. Re: Scottish Mandolin and Guitar Weekend

    Thats very kind of you Ron. I'm sure it will be a great weekend, it's very intensive but the feedback from previous years has always been very encouraging. I think one of the great things about it is...
  11. Scottish Mandolin and Guitar Weekend

    I would like to bring your attention to the Scottish Mandolin and Guitar Weekend which is being hosted by the Lanarkshire Guitar and Mandolin Association

    This is a weekend of workshops, tuition,...
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    Re: Jubileum!

    Looks a brilliant piece, Ali would have been delighted.... ten out of ten once again Victor.
    Margriet... is there a recording of it with you and Spyros? had a wee look at your face book page and...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    I'm in Berlin at the moment and dont have access to my poicture gallery but
    below is a link to a "Winder mandolin" that i recently sold on ebay (hope the link still works). Again you can see the "De...
  14. Re: How to play the mandolin.. Some obvious errors, misprints etc

    Step 2: If by chance your mandolin does have a bridge it's much better if its in the correct position... oh! and keeping your mandolin clean, with good strings will help!

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  15. How to play the mandolin.. Some obvious errors, misprints etc

    How to play the mandolin
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    Step 1 : make sure your mandolin has a bridge :))
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    Re: Merry Christmas

    Brilliant!, thanks Andy
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    Re: Ceccherini mandola

    Thank you all for your advice and help with this. I will contact the san Franciso Orchestras and give further information on the instrument. I've had a few other contacts, and I'm please that the...
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    Re: Ceccherini mandola

    Hi Jim
    Many thanks for your reply, and as always what you say makes perfect sense.... yes there's no guarantees.

    The tuning is octave (gdae), back to the old confusion of what we Europeans call...
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    Ceccherini mandola

    CECCHERINI MANDOLA

    I need some advice from my fellow "bowlbackers". (I hope am I am not breaching any posting guidlines, thats not my intention.

    A Ceccherini Mandola has come into my possession...
  20. Re: Troise & His Mandoliers original manuscript scores

    Hi Martin,
    You have done a great job with this, thank you.
    I have spoken to the BMG chairperson, in fact I've just made her evening hot drink~o)
    Barbara says that would be a very kind gesture......
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    Re: Minkoff Reprint

    Thank you Michael...you area very generous man!
    best wishes
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    Re: Vinaccia Family Tree

    Thanks Jean-Paul... Thanks Mick.
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    Re: Vinaccia Family Tree

    Thanks Jim, i knew there had been a previous thread but couldnt find it.
    Cheers
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    Vinaccia Family Tree

    I'm wondering if there exists a list of "pupils of Vinaccia" (apprentices who studied uder the various "Vinaccias"... i know the topics been discussed here before?

    I was unaware that there was a...
  25. Re: Giovanni B. Gervasio by Sebastiaan de Grebber & Eva van den D

    Excellent, many thanks for uploading this.

    I am also very impressed with the quality of the filming... i presume it was by a professional photographer?
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