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    My latest oud, completed today :)

    https://i.imgur.com/ynRoqCs.jpg
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    Re: My latest order for classical

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Kupalinka (VIDEO)

    Love this! Great playing!
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    Re: Old-time on Dotara (Indian Lute)

    Great playing, and great to see the dotara on here!
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    I recently had to do a repair job of a carbon fibre lute. It sounded OK but something was missing compared to a wooden one. The body and neck were carbon fibre, the soundboard, fingerboard and pegbox...
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    Re: Thinklng inside the box?

    Ah thanks! I hadn't noticed. D'oh.
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    Re: Wide neck Mandolins ?

    Not a mandola, a mandriola. A 12-string mandolin (which hence has a wider neck) could be strung with just the standard 8.
  8. 1903 postacard showing how to not play a mandolin

    "Am I doiung it right?"
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BrcAAOSwzoxdufti/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: Wide neck Mandolins ?

    Many luthiers make wider nut mandolins.
    Or, perhaps get a mandriola and string it up as a mandolin?
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    Thinklng inside the box?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/254968346287?hash=item3b5d4c36af:g:gfgAAOSwOWlgkv8W

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gfgAAOSwOWlgkv8W/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: Big Mandolin With Banjo Tuning

    I got commissioned to build something very similar last year:
    https://i.imgur.com/i8k8ohf.jpg

    It was a custom instrument specified by the customer. Main differences were the nylon strings, lack...
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    Re: 1924 Gelas double-top flatback

    I'm familiar with the design concepts behind them, but I've never built one or played one, so I've no idea how effective that is. The videos I've seen online suggest it doesn't sound much different...
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    Milanese / Lombardic mandolin

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124417521763?hash=item1cf7dcb863%3Ag%3ABIAAAOSwZ-9foHCs&LH_ItemCondition=7000

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BIAAAOSwZ-9foHCs/s-l500.jpg...
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    1924 Gelas double-top flatback

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114786685479?hash=item1ab9d1d227%3Ag%3AyjYAAOSwOaFgiZ-m&LH_Auction=1

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mqkAAOSwgzxgiZ-t/s-l1600.jpg...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    https://i.imgur.com/iPntm1c.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/3yrG4xx.jpg
  16. A small bowlback - travel mandolin? piccolo mandolin?

    https://www.ebay.de/itm/124695506213?hash=item1d086e6d25:g:OrAAAOSw5D9gg~Pa

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OrAAAOSw5D9gg~Pa/s-l1600.jpg
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/lvwAAOSwUNtgg~Pq/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: A very water-damaged bowlback

    Agreed, not worth that price at all. According to the listing it was 'involved in a small flood'. Make of that what you will...

    I never like to write off any instrument as completely salvageable,...
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    A very water-damaged bowlback

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/203413230308?hash=item2f5c5f92e4:g:Dw4AAOSwooJgiqPx

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Dw4AAOSwooJgiqPx/s-l1600.jpg...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    Here's a video of me playing this nice Iranian/Persian piece on an oud I built. If you wish to follow along, here's the sheet music: https://i.imgur.com/YI0DGcm.png
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    Re: A new Art Deco inspired mandolin

    Beautiful work!
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    Re: Seeking Octave Mandolin Plans and Advice

    How's this?
    https://i.imgur.com/G6L4oXN.png
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    https://i.imgur.com/Pn3xW3I.jpg
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    Re: My latest baroque mandolin

    Here's a sound sample. Pardon my playing, I've been focusing on learning oud so haven't played anything this small or with this type of plectrum in quite a while. Also pardon my lockdown belly which...
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    Re: My latest baroque mandolin

    Not usually an issue. If they move around without being intentionally moved, they are not tied tight enough :).
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    Re: A lovely old 1907ish A4 .. but wait ...

    Ouch, that rib crack. Love the fancy machine heads though.
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