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  1. Re: Could anyone give me some info on this mandolin please?

    These mandolins are described as "Wappen" style which is the German word for escutcheon or shield- a coat of arms. Along with the guitar shaped mandolins- known as mandolinetto instruments, they were...
  2. Re: Could anyone give me some info on this mandolin please?

    Lucas Sobieranski has researched these instruments which were made in the early 1900s in Saxony by Ewald Glaesel. He has a website. https://www.lucassobieranski.com/
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    Re: Dating a Gibson A by FON

    Does it have a truss rod? No truss rod in an 1918 made mandolin neck.
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    Re: Can you tell about this mandolin please?

    Those corduroy cases were in vogue just before 1920, it is believed- making the case older than the mandolin but it is clearly for a banjo mandolin. Have a look to see if there is an impressed mark...
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    Re: Can you tell about this mandolin please?

    It does have worm over tuners- the same as the one I posted up- the oblong plates. The mandolin was probably made then kept in store and sold as suggested by the FON number in 1926- which is probably...
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    Re: 1940's Mandolin sold by Eatons

    It may be one of the Canadian makers or possibly one of the big Chicago makers but without any photos, it is just a guess at this stage. R S Williams is probably the best known Canadian maker- here...
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    Re: Can you tell about this mandolin please?

    The number appears to be in the 80,000 range making the instrument probably a 1924 build. It does appear to have worm under tuners- and these would probably be Waverly "arrowhead" style. Obviously,...
  8. Re: Guitar Pretends To Be A Mandolin! "The Camp."

    It probably will not go for much. I think that tailpiece can be bought as a repro now for not too much, as well. When I see the word "Camp" I am reminded of this song:
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  9. Guitar Pretends To Be A Mandolin! "The Camp."

    Well not really. It is the Lyon & Healy Camp! Perhaps, not the most desirable guitar from the firm Possibly, the moulds for the tenor guitar were used for the body.
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  10. Re: Newbie looking to identify type/age of mandolin

    It looks very much like this mandolin -identified as from Oscar Schmidt- it has the same tuners which are American and tailpiece, so it is almost certainly an American make and Oscar Schmidt seems...
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    Re: Gibson A3 number 74336

    That's an interesting piece of ephemera. My A2 is about 400 below that number! I wonder if this mandolin still exists? It does not show in the archive listings.
  12. Re: My wife has stored it for years,no markings I can see

    Those tuners suggest it is from the 19th century- possibly, even the 1880s. To my eye they look to be German although imports of metal parts for musical instruments from Germany was common and even...
  13. Thread: Shutt mandolins

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    Re: Shutt mandolins

    He may have been a big Jethro Burns fan, whoever got inspired to do this makeover. Alternatively, somebody with red paint and time on his hands. I note that the original was a rather nice honey...
  14. Thread: Shutt mandolins

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    Re: Shutt mandolins

    I have revived this thread because this rather distressed mandolin has come up on eBay. The seller is not taking questions, so I can't ask any. However, the mandolin has a Supertone label inside- one...
  15. Thread: Hillman

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    Re: Hillman

    I've got a nice signed photo from Chris because I helped his wife Connie tracking down an advertiser that used the song Lazy Days on a TV commercial and they were unaware of this. They also sent me a...
  16. Thread: Hillman

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    Re: Hillman

    It was Chris Hillman's mandolin playing on Last of the Red Hot Burritos- an album that my older brother had bought in 1972 that got me interested in the instrument. Of course Byron Berline was on...
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    Re: Regal-made Blue Comet resonator mando

    There have been a few threads on these. Unfortunately, somebody posted up on Wiki that these were made by Regal and it has stuck as the default reality. They were made by United of New Jersey in the...
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    Re: 1920/1930 Supertone Mandolin

    You really need to post some photos. Here is a Supertone ad from the 20s. There is a style 312 & 1/4 which is called the Viol which is not your mandolin, I am sure. Old parts for mandolins- tuners...
  19. Thread: Mandolin Newbie

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    Re: Mandolin Newbie

    I am sure you will get plenty of help and advice here as it is a very generous site in terms of assistance. I was a huge fan of the Daredevils and saw them at the 1975 Reading Festival. I bought one...
  20. Thread: Bryant mandolin

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    Re: Bryant mandolin

    Most likely made in one of the Far Eastern nations- Japan, Korea or China depending on its age in that order. It is probably newer rather than older- and by older I mean 1970s.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    There may be a prize for knowing what this is. No prize for buying it at the price being asked.
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    Re: Really interesting A-style on ShopGoodwill

    I have a Regal from the early 30s with those tuners, so it may well be from 1934 and has had an eventful life since then, it seems!
  23. Re: Brass Mandolin Tuners-Waverly?Early 20th century

    Those round ends just push into the gears and you can see in the photo of the tuners before I cleaned them that the bottom gear below the replacement gear is coming away- and it dropped off when I...
  24. Re: Brass Mandolin Tuners-Waverly?Early 20th century

    Yes, 14 teeth all right. I took a look at bowlbacks after Mike's comment and found two Regal examples which were reckoned to be 1890s and 1900s. Both had these tuners but with the gears screwed in....
  25. Re: Brass Mandolin Tuners-Waverly?Early 20th century

    Here is the "before2 photo. You can see the gear and the fact that the post has been modified to fit it into it. It seems to turn okay You can see that the gear below was beginning to fall off- which...
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