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    Re: Breedlove Rogue repair

    It is a customer who already has a mandocello and at least one of my mandolins, so I would like to be able to repair the Breedlove for him. I got the neck off quite easily. It is held on by a 2 x...
  2. Re: Larson Bros. Harp Mandolin on Antiques Roadshow

    One small detail...it's the mandola. One of the 5 known - see my article here: https://www.harpguitars.net/history/dyer/Dyer-Harp-Mandolins-Gregg-Miner-web.pdf
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    Tale of the Burgin and the Phoenix

    Last week I finally decided that I was too lazy (and getting perhaps a bit older lol) to continue down the rabbit hole of learning the octave mandolin. My beloved Burgin Shanghai needed to go to a...
  4. Thread: Ginny Hollon

    by amowry
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    Ginny Hollon

    I was deeply saddened to hear that Ginny Hollon passed away yesterday. As many of you know, she was the publisher of Mandolin Magazine, and she was active in the music community here in Oregon. She...
  5. Re: Tabledit files--crosses, airplanes, etc.

    The latest TablEdit font file (currently, Tef265_2.ttf) must be installed in order to allow correct display and printout of musical symbols (see URL below):
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    Newly completed Mandolino Milanese

    Part of the enjoyment of building mandolins is the research that goes into a recreating an historic instrument. I certainly learned a lot about the historic development of the mandolin while building...
  7. Thread: Nmd

    by Mike Buesseler
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    Nmd

    New mandola, actually. I own a Pomeroy oval hole mandolin that Don Paine built for me last February. It is the sweetest mandolin I’ve ever owned or played. So, I commissioned Don to make a matching...
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    Morgan Monroe Setup

    I picked up this Morgan Monroe mandolin back in early 2015, my brother-in-law was a rep for a company who sold MM instruments so I picked it up at a very reasonable price. Setup from the Chinese...
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    Poll: Re: Solid Wood Acoustic Environment/Storage

    Unless the temperature goes from freezing to 90 the same day, I wouldn't sweat it. You're not the first mandolin player to live in Tennessee.
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    Orionís Belt

    Iím not much of a mandolin player but I have fun trying. Here is my latest attempt at creating something that resembles music.

    Orionís Belt
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    Re: an aesthetic question

    Ordered the ivories.

    Thanks!
  12. Re: A new Stromberg-Voisinet inspired mandolin

    Strung up the little Stromberg-Voisinet inspired mandolin yesterday. For those unfamiliar with these, the Stromberg-Voisinet company was the precursor to Kay and this design lived on for another 30...
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    Re: Wagon Wheel help?

    My brother told me that he was doing a St. Patricks Day gig, and some fellow asked him if he played "Pat Murphy's Wake". My brother told him that he used to, but it had been a long time and he wasn't...
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    I JUST GOT MY NEW howard morris a5...

    and I like it. Great craftsmanship, looks nice, and has a lovely bright sound with very good sustain. It was a very reasonable price for what I received. It came with a gig bag, but I think it...
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    Re: Wagon Wheel help?

    Yeah, I recall being told the Johnson City reference in particular was out of whack, involved going in the opposit direction or something. I had been under the impression all these mentions had...
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    A case, because I needed one

    One of the issues I have the the lack of appropriate cases for German style Mandolins. So this is a solution. Made from 6mm birch ply, the faux leather is from my sons abandoned car upholstery...
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    Re: Old New Guy -Any second day tips?

    Yes.
    1. Don’t make work out of this. It’s supposed to be fun, not drudgery, so don’t push yourself too hard. I did that 25 years ago and burned myself out. It took that long and a pandemic to get me...
  18. A new Stromberg-Voisinet inspired mandolin

    A post about a 1920s Stromberg-Voisinet mandolin a few weeks back reminded me that I had traced the body and head outline when I did a bit of work on one a few years ago. So here is perhaps the first...
  19. Re: Looking for information on a black f4 Weber

    You might want to go directly to the source and contact Bruce and Mary Weber over at Montana Lutherie, I'll bet they'd be able to give you all the specs etc. on it:

    https://www.montanalutherie.com
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    Re: Custom mandolin Info

    You've easily got $40K or more worth of instruments here. Definitely worth the drive to consign it all.
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    Re: Eastman 515 neck too heavy

    The problem became an "issue" when the F-5 was first produced. The extra neck length on a mandolin body that was designed for a shorter neck made neck dive become something people noticed. It is a...
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    Re: Eastman 515 neck too heavy

    On a mandolin the point of using a strap is so that your left hand exerts less effort holding the neck up - I play A style mandolins but did have an F for several years and never noticed any extra...
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    Re: Eastman 515 neck too heavy

    Yes, my first mando was a Rover RM-50 A style. Good suggestions. I think Iíll pass on the mylar balloon idea though !
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    Re: Dudenbostel 2-point

    Bob....I don't know where you heard that I had plans to retire. That's NOT my plan. I have stopped taking custom orders but will continue to build what I want on my own schedule, then offering them...
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    Re: Dudenbostel 2-point

    Thanks for the kind words. Here's a video of Emory Lester playing it at Swannanoa.
    https://youtu.be/MkGhQtIqKLg
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