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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    "It was an unusual Martin bowlback called a style 6a, made for Joseph Handley of Lowell, MA"

    I had a 1920 Martin Style 2 bowlback that Mr. J.A. Handley ordered from Martin. A bit of info about Mr....
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    Re: Pettine method part VI on Google Books

    I apologize for saying it was easy to download the document. Even with the Safari browser on a Mac, the "export to PDF" only allows you to get one page at a time. I think that is a Google Books...
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    Re: Pettine method part VI on Google Books

    If you have a Google account, login. Get to the page where you can read the document.
    If you are using Safari browser, click File, export to PDF. The entire file downloads.
    If you do the "ifs," it...
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    Re: 1898 Martin Style 6. What should I do?

    The Johnson & Boak book, Martin Guitars: A Technical Reference, says that only 3 #6 mandolins were made in 1898 and only 3 in 1896. I wonder if Martin would be interested in buying it for their...
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    Re: Handing out some 30-year-old Grisman picks

    Got mine today (Monday). Thank you Brian!!! Nice commemorative stamp, too. ;-)
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    Thanks Eric. The reason I ask is that I just got a mandolin strung with Thomastik strings*. The strings are at least two years old (mandolin was stored) and have a medium colored dark blue wrap. My...
  7. Color of Thomastik Wrapping on Heavy Gauge

    Can you tell me the color of the wrap used on the heavy gauge Thomastik mandolin strings?
    I know that the light gauge is a cream color and that medium is black.
    Thanks.
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    Re: Old S.S. Stewart mandolin

    I just sold a 1922 Martin /Beltone B Style mandolin with all koa body. One of 12 made. Here is a shot of the neck and headstock.
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    Vintage Mandolin Cases - Need a Home

    Moderator's Edit. Please review Posting Guidelines.

    Ebay, online auctions, Cafe Classifieds, Patreon, GoFundMe, KickStarter Campaigns and like crowd-sourcing pursuits, direct dealer solicitations:...
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    Re: Washburn Bowlback Tailpiece

    Yeah, I will put the non-original (vintage) tailpiece on this Washburn. It's probably playable. We'll see in a week or so.
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    Re: Washburn Bowlback Tailpiece

    Charley, I did win the bid on that Washburn bowlback. I'll take that tailpiece and maybe the pickguard. Not sure what I'll do with the carcass.
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    Re: Washburn Bowlback Tailpiece

    Thanks Charley. I've been looking at that listing. I wrote to the seller but have not gotten a reply. If I do get it, I'll offer the tuners (or the entire instrument) back here for cheap.
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    Washburn Bowlback Tailpiece

    I'm looking for a tailpiece for a Washburn bowlback. The bowlback I have is a STYLE 220 c. 1906-1910. It has a non-original tailpiece. The part I'm looking for looks like this.
    I don't know if this...
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    Re: 1920? Martin Bowlback- TLC Needed

    It seems to be an 00 model from 1923-1925. 14-rib mahogany bowl.
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    Re: Bauer Sears Acme Blingsville Bowlback

    "It looks like the bowlback is 1903 because of the etching of the date in the upper inlay."
    Correction: the date is engraved in the inlay on the back of the headstock.
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    Re: Bauer Sears Acme Blingsville Bowlback

    I think the catalog is from 1899. It looks like the bowlback is 1903 because of the etching of the date in the upper inlay. So, it doesn't exactly match the catalog, but No. 40 is certainly a...
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    Re: Bauer Sears Acme Blingsville Bowlback

    It looks like the Bauer connection is right. See the Steward & Bauer catalog.
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    Re: The problem is mostly sentimental

    These Rubner tuners work well for me and are not expensive.
    https://www.rubnertuners.com/hauser-style-for-guitar/mandolin-bare-post-silver-nickel-classic-2g855-bmrtj
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    Re: Bowlback mandolin case needed

    Total cost for the GEWA case (for me) was $133.29. $64 for the case and $69.29 for shipping to Florida from Germany.
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    Re: Bowlback mandolin case needed

    I received the GEWA case from Thomann in Germany this evening. I'm in Florida. It is a good fit for my Martin bowlback. I don't have any experience with these cases so I can't say how it compares to...
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    Re: Bowlback mandolin case needed

    I just bought a bowlback case from Thomann in Germany. In route now to USA.
    https://www.thomann.de/gb/gewa_mandolinenetui.htm
    Richard
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