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    Re: Early Gibson Advertisment

    Carter vintage has a very similar, probably earlier, three-point, much like the one in the ad that started this thread. Just for reference and to see the instrument in full:...
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    That Courante was really nicely done! The tone of your instrument is very clear. I'm working on this same suite but have a long way to go.
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    Re: 1913 A1 thoughts

    I have an Army-Navy that I've been playing a lot lately. Though it's in remarkably good shape overall, unfortunately past repairs obscured the label and serial number, and I can't find a FON, so not...
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    Re: Hartmann A Style Oval Hole

    Nice voice on that one!
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    Re: $200 to spend on a new or used Mandolin

    If you decide to go the bowlback route, there's a very nice looking Ditson in the classifieds being offered for $225 from Bernunzio Music (guaranteed to be well set up). It's ad no. 148673. No...
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    And rcc56, here are some pics of my two Stahls. 181901181902181903181904
    Note scripty label in flatback; the bowlback also has the same scripty label. The binding shot is of the flatback and lacks...
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    rcc56, my bowlback does have a scripty, florid label.
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    Yes, my bowlback has a very florid, scripty label.
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    Re: Is this a real Larson?

    I think the word "Larson" should be changed to "MacGuffin." In many Hitchcock movies, and other thrillers (and, as Wikipedia points out, the holy grail in Arthurian legend), it's an object or device...
  10. Thread: Bowlback 101

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    Re: Bowlback 101

    While I've heard reports that reverb.com has had more quality-control issues in recent times, I've had good experiences buying (and selling) on the site. Owned and run by Chicago Music Exchange, it...
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    Re: Cleaning up an old bowl back

    I agree with Victor. That headstock shape is characteristic of late-nineteenth- to early-twentieth-century Lyon & Healey models. If memory serves, the alternating rosewood and maple ribs were...
  12. Thread: Old Gibson

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    Re: Old Gibson

    I would recommend Custom Fretted Instruments near Sparta, Tennessee. They have repaired many great things for me. http://www.customfret.com/
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    Re: Buying on the rebound and gambling

    Fascinating thread. I would say that, for myself, instrument collecting is one form of OCD behavior that I really don't display in other walks of life, though once upon a time I was very much into...
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    Avi Avital on Performance Today

    A recording of Avi Avital playing Bach's Sonata in E minor back by harpsichord is featured on the April 3 Performance Today program. For your listening pleasure (click the Hour One link):...
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    Fiddle tune request time

    Whew! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_LhXKBSNi8
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    Re: Merrill aluminum bowl back on reverb.com

    In my posting, I was going to add "I think Allen Hopkins might be one of very few owners of these instruments (and plays it regularly). Hope he weighs in." Glad you did!
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    Merrill aluminum bowl back on reverb.com

    No stake on this, but this come up for sale so rarely. Not sure if that's a good price, but it's certainly rare....
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    Re: The Baroque Theorbo

    Pro tip: don't play an instrument that you can be hanged from—unless you can really pull it off!
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    Bruno bowlback mandola

    No financial stake, and no opinion on the Larson attribution, but this sure looks like a nice (and rare) bowlback mandola....
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    Avi Avital's Chaconne

    Avi Avital takes on the Chaconne from Bach's Partita no. 2 in the July 18 edition of Performance Today. It's at the end of hour one on the website (some nice playing from guys named Thile and Ma...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: June Jazz tune of the month

    BTW, that's not a Gibson L5 Django is sporting. It's a Swedish-made Levin archtop, and went up for auction last May. Not sure of the result, however....
  22. Thread: Carl Kress

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    Re: Carl Kress

    I can't get this Kress piece ("Love Song") out of my head. I think it's in the Mel Bay book Masters of the Plectrum Guitar, but my copy is gone missing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REvSHiqxd_8
  23. Re: Archive.org: Gibson Mandolin Guitar Company Catalog I 1914

    When Grey Hairs Applaud, Progress May Ask: What Have I Done Amiss? Well, there are words to live by, I guess!
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    Notes on Music in Old Boston

    Some interesting reading on the history of music in Boston, highlighting the contributions of Oliver Ditson (only natural, since the book was a product of the Ditson Company, now available for free...
  25. Re: Does anyone have info about these bowl-back mandolins?

    I second Jim on the possible German origins of mandolin no. 1. The binding and pickguard are very similar to many versions made in the Markneukirchen region for several decades in the twentieth...
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