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  1. 8 strings Tuscan Mandolin by Yaron Naor

    Gary Payne from San diego asked me to build an 8 strings Tuscan style mandolin, with an old style rosette...
    enjoy the photos and the sound clip... thanks Gary for a great challenge

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    A couple of new instruments

    An F style mandolin of Sitka and quilted big-leaf maple. Ebony fretboard and head overlay with the new Schaller tuners and an Allen tailpiece. The other is a 21" scale five course cittern for GDAea...
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    Ebony mandolin

    This is a recently finished flat top mandolin that is a bit unusual. It was experimental so I had no idea how it would sound. The back and sides are of Macassar Ebony, top is Red Spruce, neck...
  4. Thread: A medieval lute

    by Dusepo
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    A medieval lute

    Here's my latest medieval lute:
    https://i.imgur.com/0AL1Fzh.jpg

    ...and you can hear how it sounds here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcaiLAd3ZW4
  5. Thread: My latest oud

    by Dusepo
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    My latest oud

    Here's my latest oud:
    https://i.imgur.com/Cv2ZGbn.jpg

    And here's a couple of samples of how it sounds:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1wQzAPATxE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMn-2StYJYE...
  6. In Conversation with Arik Kerman - an interview

    For those of you interested in this builder's work, here's an insightful interview on Jacob's web site:

    In Conversation with Arik Kerman

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    Re: Another prototype

    I think this one is still a little too stiff. The free-plate tap pitch was around where I thought it should be, but there is a metallic edge to the sound and I think a strong resonance around the b...
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    A couple of new mandolins

    A couple of new mandolins strung up, one for a client, the other an experiment in soundboard carving and bracing. The commissioned mandolin is a 2 point model inspired by the Washburn mandolins of...
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    New Brian Dean LaBraid 10-string

    I've been an admirer of Brian's work for many years, particularly the wildly original instrument he built for Joe Brent some years back and when I finally decided I wanted my dream mandolin built, he...
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    Bach D Major Prelude from Suite #6

    This prelude was intended for a 5-string cello. I use the viola arrangement by Milton Katims and play it on my Buchanan 10-string.

    https://soundcloud.com/twtunes/bach-d-major-cello-suite-prelude
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  11. Re: Muleskinner Instruments - Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolins #1 a

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq8f-mFiH8M

    And here is a video demo of the two Guitar Bodied Octaves...up the hill from the shop in a new small cabin being built.
  12. Muleskinner Instruments - Guitar Bodied Octave Mandolins #1 and 2

    Just finished about a week ago and just went off to their new owners. Friends and bandmates. These are the first two instruments of this design coming out of the Muleskinner Instruments shop, but...
  13. Complete Bach 1st Cello Suite - ukulele in 5ths tuning

    I strung my uke like a CGDA mandola, but the strings were too tight, so I tuned down a tone. Fun to play.


    https://youtu.be/RmGrb-ulNMY
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I'm now halfway done with my New Year's Resolution! Things get super hard next movement though. There may be a couple weeks before I record. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/MPY4dQjk2qc
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    New Bach up! I like Sarabandes. Sorry for the delay getting this recorded and posted. Life happens (and I'm in no rush to get the the Fourth Suite's Prelude... knuckle buster, that!) Enjoy!

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    Re: A couple more new ones

    It seemed quite heavy so I thinned it to a bit more than I would for stiff sitka, getting close to 4mm/.160" in the centre with Sitka X braces at around a 80į angle that cross above the bridge and...
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    Practicing Bach during the lockdown

    Hello, greetings from Spain! We are on the second week of the Covid-19 lockdown, and with lots of time in my hands I'm practicing my arrangement of Bach's cello suites for mandolin. Here is a little...
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    Renaissance lute and mandore

    Renaissance 6-course lute:
    https://i.imgur.com/yxaWOnM.jpg
    Renaissance mandore:
    https://i.imgur.com/XQPoODp.jpg

    A few recent builds:
    https://i.imgur.com/43z30kB.jpg
  19. The Soul of Epirus - Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas

    A new recording just hit the Cafe's mailbox that merits our attention. It lands a little outside of what we normally publish as news (possibly my own limitation) but the music is so brilliant it...
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    Re: New 2nd generation Coombe flat top

    My finger has now healed enough for me to play a few tunes, so here are some sound clips -
    http://petercoombe.com/Pictures/for-sale/Mandoln246/Lord-Inchiquin.mp3...
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    New Kelley A model violin style

    Hereís the latest mandolin finished in the shop. It a violin style. I really like making these mandolins. Itís made with some highly figured maple and 100 year old red spruce. Itís a good mandolin...
  22. PASSACAGLIA - Johan Halvorsen:Anna Maria Bagger/Evita Schlender

    Anna Maria Bagger is an able young classical mandolin player.
    She has recorded lots of videos for edition 49.
    Her latest video is a duet with Evita Schlender:
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    Avi Avital, mandolinner magnifique

    SCARLATTI Sonata in D Minor, K. 90 VALENTINI Sonata in D Minor for Mandolin and Basso Continuo, op. 12, no. 2 ...
  24. Antonio Vivaldi - "Summer" from four seasons Jacob Reuven

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsAHmsnBU7Q
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    Re: break angle and string tension

    I wanted to add a few notes about the afterlength. Some folks take it as magic bullet but it is more complicated. We should consider that the floating tailpiece like on violins has verry different...
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