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  1. Re: Seeking music by S. Seth Weeks & other Black mandolinists

    Amazing photos Jacob.

    "Stuck Inside of No Man's With the Memphis Blues Again"

    Note they switched to French army uniforms and helmets in the second photo, which perhaps is in the spring...
  2. Re: Help identifying this "Jul. Heinr. Zimmerman" mandolin

    Here is a JH Zimmerman bowl I have in my files with a very Neapolitan / Vinaccian-derived look about it.

    Doesn't quite match any of the '99 catalog images but isn't too far removed from them,...
  3. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    Unfortunately not, Jim. I'd enjoy seeing some detail shots of the headstock, neck joints, scratchplate etc. Delightful mandolins.

    I do have one other example in my files. More understated.
    I...
  4. Re: Question About Carlo Bruno mandolin from Torino, Italy.

    I have one other CBBruno in my files to add to the discussion, this one in the league with Moby75s.
    Quite a wonderful looking mandolin.

    Mick
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    Re: Farewell To Whiskey origin questions

    Now that sounds good, Simon, with or without a hangover.

    You've got me looking for rolled barley now. Can you use the stuff from the brew supply shop? So cheap relative to the fancy grocers.
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    Re: Flatbacks of note

    That may be a hard task, you honor.

    There are some subtleties there, Jim.

    Maybe a leaner headstock on the Martin? The back termination at the neck seems to have varied on Martins from somewhat...
  7. Re: Sicilian Luthiers Building Mandolins in 2021

    Hmm. That seems like a rather loose description of 2mm.....

    I wouldn't put much stock in that.

    Looking at my ruler and that photograph just now. :confused:

    Sounds like DiegoInSeneca made...
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    Re: Flatbacks of note

    Here's a curiosity (to me at least): what is certainly a Martin made / Favilla labeled flatback mandolin.

    I like to keep an eye out for Favilla mandolins, but don't recall seeing something like...
  9. Re: Sicilian Luthiers Building Mandolins in 2021

    Thanks for the updated, Diego. Fair play to you on the Carraba and finding a Privitera after all.

    Just a note of possible concern....after watching the attached video of the Carraba...have a look...
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    Re: Raffaele Calace ID

    The label looks muy sketchioso to me.

    Mick
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    Re: who might have built this?

    I'd be willing to put my trust in any encyclopedia of mandolin knowle(d)ge that included our own Eugene Braig.

    I've heard he knows quite a bit about fish as well. ;)

    Mick
  12. Thread: Vintage?

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    Re: Vintage?

    I took French from 3rd to 8th grade, and never could make sense of its use of gender. And its spelling is as incomprehensible to me as English spelling is to people for whom the language is not...
  13. Thread: Vintage?

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    Re: Vintage?

    In Italian e il maschile: il mandolino.

    <removed -- violates forum posting guidelines>

    If they'd ever had an Italian woman (of any age) say to them: Che bello, il tuo mandolino! maybe some...
  14. Thread: Bowl Backs

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    Re: Bowl Backs

    Nice pick up, Jim. It kept me from asking how the action is on the Galvanic.

    Mick
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    Re: John DeJulio Scrolled C.1915 Mandolin

    I think it's a pity this mandolin is being dissed here and elsewhere.

    Certainly a high level of craft here, far from the type of current imported bling encrusted mandolins it is unfortunately...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Fair play to you, Jim.

    Somewhere (maybe here?) I've read something to the extend of Ciani having a studio or a "shop within a shop" at Schmidt.
    Whether that meant a physical location in the...
  17. Thread: Pure class

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    Re: Pure class

    Scratchplate emojis.

    Mick
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    Re: Information on Alfredo Privitera Catania?

    Are you fixed on a Privitera, Diego?
    I realize it is more difficult these days to ship to the US from the UK or the continent, but some sellers do...at least if you are willing to go the Ebay...
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    Re: John DeJulio Scrolled C.1915 Mandolin

    A couple more shots of the sadly maligned scroll.

    Mick
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    Re: John DeJulio Scrolled C.1915 Mandolin

    Muy coolioso, Nick. Thanks for linking this.
    A very unique and wonderful mandolin.

    Here are some photos for posteriority.

    Mick
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    Re: Bowlback mandolin case needed

    Nice looking case.

    30,000 yen translates to about $261 US for the padded ones if my exchange link is correct.

    The hardshell ones are cheaper.

    Brian...you beat me to the punch...

    The...
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    Re: Old mandolin postcards on ebay

    Great collection, Jo. Thanks for sharing.

    I have a feeling this mandolin might show up again around here at some point or another in a "What is this?" type thread.

    Maybe it already has.....
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  23. Re: Help identifying Vintage Oriole Mandolin

    Yes...you are right. This doesn't bear any connection or relationship to the "Oriole" mandolins that Gibson produced through its Kalamazoo line in the '30s.

    Yours was perhaps built by one of the...
  24. Re: Identifying German Made Mando...maybe 1920's?

    According to the "William's Business Directory" of 1909, this would have been The Fischer Brothers Musical Instrument Company at 1805 Vine St. in Cincinnati.

    No information on the mandolin itself,...
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    Re: Bowlbacks of Note

    Here is another mandolin from P Cosentino of Valleta, though one can't be sure if it is truly of Maltese origin, or perhaps an import from Sicily.

    16 strings....as are a couple of other (mandriola...
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