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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    This thread below from a few years back discusses Monterey mandolins. About the seventh comment there is a post by Mike Edgerton and there is a catalogue page from the mid to late 30s he uploaded....
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    Re: Harmony Monterey H410 Rescue

    Well done! Those oblong plate Waverly tuners suggest it may be very late 30s or early 40s. Harmony got close to Kluson in about 1940- Kluson helped arrange the finance for Harmony's management to buy...
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    Re: Inherited Prestige 8 string - year made?

    I am pretty confident that those are Japanese tuners from the 70s- they are very similar to those on my mandolin that was made in Japan by Ibanez. I don't think it would be possible to confirm the...
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    Re: Nice Looking F4 at Music Folk

    Well done! It looks superb and I hope it lives up to or exceeds your expectations!
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    Re: Heilp ID my The Gibson Mandolin

    Yes, Sheraton brown came in during 1918 and those tuners were used until about 1922. Also about that time and certainly by1923 and possibly before, Gibson began fitting the truss rod and introduced...
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    Re: Help ID my The Gibson Mandolin

    It seems your photos are invalid for some reason.
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    I believe that the label probably has AMERICAN MADE (which may be a bare-faced lie- but I think it is American) top and bottom with the brand name in the middle and we can only see one letter. We...
  8. Re: Please Help ID Instrument - Partial Label and Pat 88 Tuning P

    European tuner units- and I think they are European- German, that is, were imported into the USA- especially in the late 19th century. My guess, is that the top word on the label is "American" which...
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    Re: Rest in Peace - Byron Berline passes

    Very sad news, indeed. Here is Byron with The Flying Burrito Bros- taking a neat fiddle solo. This song with an almost identical rendition appeared on The Last of the Red Hot Burritos the same year...
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    Re: Another odd Mandolin needs ID

    I agree entirely that the case does not prove anything although it may be original and just tells you that the instrument wa possiblys retailed new in that country- which may well be the UK for this...
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    Re: Grandads Mandolin

    Here is one sold by Lyon & Healy- which had a very close relationship with Regal- Regal made many of their instruments. Your mandolin has lost its original tailpiece- it may have had one like this...
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    Re: Help with identifying old bowlback mandolin

    The GHS strings are very slightly lighter than that set you showed. They would probably be okay but here is a link for the GHS ultra light set:
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  13. Re: 14 string vintage bandurria H T Tunica Chicago

    I saw the price had morphed into La La Land but had no idea why! I think the case may have been the best part of the deal but it is firmly in No Deal territory now!
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    Re: Waiting for new(old) mandolins

    There was one of those manolinettos for sale at a very reasonable BIN in the UK- it looked to be in good order too. Here is one that has been restored- he sleuthed out the maker in Saxony:
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    Re: 1959 Sorkin/Stradolin Catalogue Pages

    Yes, this thread has looked at the Homenick Bros:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/95084-Help-with-Homenick-Bros-Mandolin
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    Re: 1959 Sorkin/Stradolin Catalogue Pages

    Those Premier guitars were made by United. It seems that Peter Sorkin bought from United for along time- and Oscar Schmidt before United was founded.
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    1959 Sorkin/Stradolin Catalogue Pages

    This shows the mandolin range in the 1959 Sorkin catalogue- we see a couple of Blue Comet mandolins as well. Not a perfect spread I am afraid but it helps fix an era for some Stradolin types.
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    Re: 1924 Gelas double-top flatback

    For that price, you would expect something exceptional in terms of its sound.
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    Re: Loar Case Handle Restoration Inquiry

    Sign up here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/vintagemusicalinstrumentcases/

    Steve Kirtley does visit this site but his Facebook site is where you will get the most interaction on this sort of...
  20. Re: 1935/36 Wards Fall/Winter Catalog Gibson made mandolins

    For those who are interested, Ranger Doug is writing a biography of Carson Robison- someone who has been relatively obscured by the fame of other singing cowboys.
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    Re: Tuner Flat Head Cog Screws-Found a source!

    This thread about a Martin mandolin with Waverly tuners would be worth posting a link on as the owner was missing these screws. It is a recent thread and if you post a link to this or repeat your top...
  22. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    The tuners are German made- so it was probably made somewhere in Europe. It's hard to give a date- probably after WW2 and possibly in the Eastern Bloc but I am surmising from those tuners. Tuners...
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    Re: Looking for details on this 1926 Martin A-KI?

    Yes, peened tuner gears prevents this particular problem. I bought on eBay a 1936 Gibson made A50 variant- the Wards Model 1642- and it was missing one tuner post- as presumably, the screw had got...
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    Re: Looking for details on this 1926 Martin A-KI?

    To be frank, those screws came in the units from Waverly to be screwed on to Martin mandolins. It is just possible that Martin had a few spare screws when your mandolin was made but there is really...
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    Re: Please help me identify the mandoline

    My best guess is that it was made in East Germany or Czechoslovakia in the 1950s- possibly the 1960s. It has similarities to a Hofner 542 or 545 and Framus also made a mandolin with these "cat's...
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