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  1. Re: First Time StewMac Kit Builder Thankyou!

    Very nice work.
  2. Re: Vintage Bridge Placement - Wrong from the start?

    You're assuming two things. That the instrument was played and that the player knew it was out of tune. I can assure you that even in this day and age of electronic tuners you still run into people...
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    Re: Anyone knows what this is?

    I've purposely stayed out of this hoping Jim or someone else would have a catalog page. The body depth is reminiscent of some Mexican instruments I've seen, the neck profile looks more like it was...
  4. Re: Ed Elliott's Paul Bigsby Inspired Mandolins

    For those that might be unfamiliar with Ed's work he is the man for anything Mosrite related. I stole some pictures off his Facebook page (I hope you don't mind) that shows how he creates those...
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    Re: Can anyone identify this mandolin?

    It appears to be similar to this Otwin 180.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/33476-Otwin-model-180?styleid=15
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    Re: Can anyone identify this mandolin?

    It becomes a process of elimination. It wasn't made in the US. The zero fret pretty much guarantees that as does the slotted headstock. This actually looks familiar. It looks similar to some...
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    Re: String changing jig

    Nice work.
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    Re: String changing jig

    Yes, every contact point has a cork lining.
  9. Re: Replacement tuners for 2003 Fender FM-52e?

    We've actually heard about tuners without the post bored before. I'm starting to wonder if it was the same set.
  10. Re: Handel buttons on Stewmac Repro tuners?

    Don't sugar-coat it James, tell him how you really feel :cool:
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    Re: String changing jig

    Historically these were made out of wood. I never found a wood one but I grabbed this one many years ago. I don't remember paying this much for it.
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    Re: String changing jig

    I use a violin repair stand.
  13. Re: Help with identifying old bowlback mandolin

    Yup.
  14. Re: Help with identifying old bowlback mandolin

    If you want to know more about this company there was a book written by Cafe member Hubert Pleijsier named Washburn Prewar Instrument Styles. It is available on Amazon and elsewhere. It has catalog...
  15. Re: Help with identifying old bowlback mandolin

    American Conservatory was a Lyon and Healy brand name. That same mandolin was sold with and without labels for the trade so a teacher or school or retailer could sell it as its own product. Yours has...
  16. Re: Help with identifying old bowlback mandolin

    It almost looks like some craftsperson in the past might have created a custom scratch guard later in the mandolins life.
  17. Re: Help with identifying old bowlback mandolin

    For posterity:
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    Re: Dating early Stradolin?

    That is a really nice finish. It didn't leave the factory with that finish.
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    Re: Humidipak - WARNING

    I've been using Boveda Humidipaks for years. I also have them in the humidipak saddle bags. Zero problems.
  20. Re: Wondering over brassposts on my Mandolinetto

    The bigger question for me is the one inside. Unless that has some sort of adjustable neck I have no idea why that one would be there.
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    Re: Posting front and back mandolin pic

    You can actually create album right here on the Cafe!

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/album.php?albumid=35
  22. Re: Wondering over brassposts on my Mandolinetto

    The pieces on the tailpiece were probably part of a sleeve guard but the one inside really stumps me.
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    Re: Harmonic Suppressor

    My next band name:

    The Harmonic Overtones
  24. Re: Replacement tuners for 2003 Fender FM-52e?

    I wouldn't know without seeing the tuners.

    If Amazon shipped the wrong product send it back and check with some of the other suppliers like Stewmac. The images I can find online look like worm...
  25. Re: Very stiff tuners Do Souto Bandolim De Ouro / Octave Mandolin

    The late Paul Hostetter's tuner maintenance page is an excellent place to start the process

    http://www.lutherie.net/tuner.maintenance.html
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