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    Re: Collings Headstock and string winders

    Not the least expensive solution, but I'm a big fan of Frank's Cranks.

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    Re: Where are the ' Big guys ' ?

    As a complete novice (one F5 under my belt in 3 years with three in the works...) I have actually tried more and more to search the archives before posting. And it really is like a database of...
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    Re: Shutt mandolins

    Whoa... that one has Bradley Klein's name all over it. LOL.

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  4. Thread: Shutt mandolins

    by NickR
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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...
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    Re: Martin Mandolin Identity

    I've built cases for a National Triolian, a Washburn bowl-back mandola, a bowed psaltery and a Polk-A-Lay-Lee. I would be embarrassed to show any of them to Cafe members. Definitely "heavy boxes,"...
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    Re: Martin Mandolin Identity

    I built my own case out of a discarded fiberboard shipping container... almost 50 years ago! What I did not know about cases would fill an encyclopedia, but I copied aspects of a guitar case. It...
  7. Thread: please help

    by Ray(T)
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    Re: please help

    Looking at the head, it looks to me as if somebody has glued something on it and then peeled it off again. Of course it’s possible that your Grandpa bought it in the 70s when he shouldn’t, sneaked it...
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    Re: Machine tuning - bushings don't fit

    Worst case scenario is you plug the existing tuner holes and drill ones for your replacement tuners.
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    by BethK
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    Re: please help

    Thank you, Mike. I thought my mom might be mistaken about the age of the instrument and I appreciate the confirmation.
  10. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    My Campanella A-5:

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  11. A Place in the Band: Women in Bluegrass & American Roots Music

    The Blue Ridge Music Center will premiere on Tuesday the first few episodes from its online series.
    North Carolina singer-songwriter and social activist Laurelyn Dossett conducted the interviews....
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    Re: Mandolin from a kit

    Are you sure that is a kit mandolin? It looks pretty eccentric in design and I see some pencil marks on the headstock, that bridge looks like the top part of of a standard archtop mandolin bridge and...
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    Video: The Princess

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    Iíve had the pleasure of the company of both my daughters over the holidays. The day before daughter #1 left we sat down to record this tune which she...
  14. RIP: John Morton. Metal luthier master

    In case any of you knew John, he passed away a couple of days ago. He built beautiful metal resonator mandolins and guitars. He played guitar and clarinet. (he often played with my choro jams and was...
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    RIP cafe member man_dough_nollij

    I was surfing Reverb for mandolins when I read in this ones https://reverb.com/item/38082469-strad-o-lin-stadium-blonde description that the sellers Uncle (man_dough_nollij), who was a member here,...
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    Re: New milestone

    I will be offering a free workshop on how to devote your entire life to voluminous posting on the mandolin cafe. The real secret is that I don’t actually play mandolin— I spend all my time just...
  17. Thread: RIP Tony Rice

    by Perry
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    From Richard Hoover:

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2848395245394731&id=1568233866744215
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    Re: Build a mandolin in four days

    Rick is a fantastic resource, he's helped me many times.
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    Re: Build a mandolin in four days

    There are several people who regularly post here that offer mandolin building classes in this flat top style as well as traditional carved instruments.;)

    If your end goal is a carved traditional...
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    Re: New milestone

    I think...

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    Perhaps we can catch up to Jim
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    I've played one that a friend owns - it's a typical Vietnamese Antonio Tsai instrument. Not my favorite instrument - and I have played other Vietnamese single necks that I do like - and I own a nice...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Merging multiple threads as that seems to be more appropriate.

    Rest in peace, Tony.

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    Re: Is Mandolin Store Okay?

    The blast knocked a hole in the brick wall of the AT&T building and tore up some storefronts directly across the street. I don't think the damage extended more than a block. Carter Vintage Guitars is...
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    Re: Banjolin tailpiece replacement

    You could probably get by with a standard 5-string "no-knot" tailpiece. Just put both strings of each pair on a single post. The bridge will take care of the spacing.
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    Re: 6-on-a-plate 12 string tuners

    I ended up going with Grover mini rotomatics ($110 new for a 12 string set) with ebony buttons (about $25 each for 2 sets of 6). When I pulled the old tuners off I saw the headstock had once been...
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