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  1. Re: Old 'Musikvaruhus Waidele Göteborg' Swedish bowlback with peg

    I think Linbergh was known for dogged determination and his emotionless persona but trying to play a mandolin with friction pegs would be quite a test and would endow one with enough determination to...
  2. Re: Old 'Musikvaruhus Waidele Göteborg' Swedish bowlback with peg

    https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waidele

    It seems Waidele was of German ancestry. This begs the question, was it made in Germany? We will probably never know but the fact that it is for sale in...
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    Re: John DeJulio Scrolled C.1915 Mandolin

    Jim, I am sorry you did not win it. Perhaps, your friend can tell you about how it plays and sounds when he gets it. I am with DavidKOS on this- playing it will be definitive even if some of its...
  4. Re: Strad-O-Lin mandolins - which, when, how good?

    There are some very good mandolins from the less storied makers and they can be found at sensible prices. Of course, getting one in good order that does not require expensive work is important. It is...
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    Re: Trying to identify this ornate pearl mandolin

    I think Jim has found the identity all right and I also think that the label he has posted shows a clear attempt to create an official identifying label. What with the "tail" on the "n" I think that...
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    Re: Trying to identify this ornate pearl mandolin

    The surname appears to begin with Sch which suggests a Germanic name while the III is possibly an Americanism- if the mandolin is from Atlanta- while the case is definitely American. It could be the...
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    Re: Trying to identify this ornate pearl mandolin

    With the name Peter- and it is a shame the rest of his name is not legible, I would begin by looking for a German maker- be it in Germany or across the border of Saxony, into Bohemia. If you can...
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    Re: Michael Nesmith RIP

    Mick

    There are some real gems- that you have posted up from "Tantamount To Treason" as well as that recipe for home brew beer! Nez had that off-beat humour which he showed in his work. Here he is...
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    Michael Nesmith RIP

    Papa Nez as he was known made some wonderful music- too much to detail in a short post. He wrote song great songs and was a pioneer in so many ways-his country rock albums were highly regarded and...
  10. Re: Looking for info on my Vega 2 point mandolin

    I think 1930s is a good guess- engraved Waverly tuning plates etc. I think that makes good sense. Others may know something about the label and when it was in use.
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    Re: RIP Stonewall Jackson

    One of the greats without question. This is such a superb and bleak song- and a great album:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dY5hKC2AzA
  12. Re: Interesting: Vintage 1937 Gibson/Kalamaz guitar-bodied Mandoc

    I have seen a circa 1939 Cromwell archtop that was sold in the UK new. It has a large Gibson logo- much bigger than normal on the headstock and I have always thought it was done for the UK dealer...
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    1920s Harmony Shutt Style Mandolin

    Sold as a Sterling which I seem to remember was a Tonk Bros brand. This seller likes to identify instruments as Regal made- he has a parlour guitar for sale described as such but they are both...
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    Re: Estate Sale Bowlback

    You have not shown the tailpiece. Judging by the colour on the top, there appears to be a slight change where a cover from the tailpiece might have been for many years. This may be a sperate or...
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    Re: What brand mandolin is this?

    Aaron Weinstein demos his:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8IMOuAHlvQ
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    Re: Old Gibson Mandolin

    All those Phillips screws holding the truss rod cover and the tuners look like Gibson screws which further suggest that Gibson did the work. I would imagine that the slot head screws still hold on...
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    Re: Light Crust Doughboys NMC

    I don't think that was Bob Wills as he had been gone a while having started The Playboys in 1933 or early 1934 and the clip is from 1936 but a fabulous piece of film, for sure.
  18. Re: Parting out an EM150 ... why would someone DO this?

    "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? (Or eBay sellers ...)"

    ...the shadow knows.
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    Re: Ebay: Kalamazoo mandolin

    Sue, I had a feeling I had seen your Stradolin on Jake's site. It is fabulous!

    https://jakewildwood.blogspot.com/2020/07/1940s-strad-o-lin-fancy-style-archtop.html
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    Re: Is this a Washburn? Or….?

    It may have once been branded like this OS made Victoria featured in Jake Wildwood's site. The logo could easily be erased by time. I think this mandolin is a little older than Jake suggests judging...
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    Re: Mandolin Identification Gibson A Oval Hole

    If the number is 1111X(?) then it is a 1918 factory order number according to Spann's Guide To Gibson. This certainly seems reasonable judging by the instrument's look. 11113 is shown as an A model...
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    Epiphone Electric Guitar Mandolin Combo

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/154654445333?hash=item24021f8f15%3Ag%3AHdIAAOSwP2phanfH&LH_ItemCondition=4

    For some reason it reminds me of this mid-air collision which had a happy outcome.

    196912

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    Re: Is this a Depression-era kit mando?

    It's a Harmony made Supertone from about 1935. This one has its Supertone label inside- and it is the version used in the early 1930s.
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    Re: Early 1900s Gibson Catalogue

    That winning bid of $1,200 as mentioned above, is something else.
  25. Re: Help with new Mandolin - Allieno Di Venaccia?

    Michele Marano. The label states he was a Vinaccia student. Get the lightest gauge strings you can find- GHS do an ultra light set- medium is asking for trouble on an old bowlback. I found this...
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