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    Re: Unusual Benko mandolin

    I just realized it has six strings. Perhaps it's something else?
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    Re: Unusual Benko mandolin

    And here's some information on Benko from the Twelfth Fret store.

    https://www.12fret.com/grants-blog/benko-mandolins-and-guitars/nggallery/page/1
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    Unusual Benko mandolin

    This mandolin is up for sale on Kijiji in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Frank Benko was a builder originally from Croatia who came to Toronto. There are some other mandolins of his on the Cafe but...
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Yes, of course, Jim.
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    Re: What's your new fiddle tune?

    Kick Up the Devil on a Holiday. I got it from James Bryant.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udDatPV-wLA
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    Re: Who Made This? Two Point Mandolin

    Doesn't the back looked carved?
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    Re: Who Made This? Two Point Mandolin

    It looks handmade to me.
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    Re: Found my Loar at a Yard Sale!

    Still a nice find!
  9. Re: The Celtic Mandolin - Tunes for March 20121

    Listening to the recording of Hopetoun House. Just lovely.
  10. Re: Buying a 1911 F2 w/ repaired neck crack?

    Paul, I know your looking for an F but Folkways has a 1922 A2 that is in very good condition. While my experience is more limited, I've also really liked every early 20s Gibson I've played.
  11. Re: Slightly different string question -GDAE capoed

    Well, I got no answers to this question but in the end I decided to try D'addario EJ72 mandola strings. I just put them on yesterday but I'm so far pleased.
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    Re: Are travel mandolins worth it?

    Poul, Aquila makes a ukulele Fifths tuning set. I use those. They've worked well also on a soprano. The cheap sopraninos used to be on ebay but it seems that only somewhat pricier--and no doubt...
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    Re: Are travel mandolins worth it?

    My turn.

    When I travel I try to take one of my two good instruments in a hard case. This may mean, if flying, having to check my carry-on bag because I usually have a computer bag too for work....
  14. Re: Old Time Mandolin Workshop with Caleb Klauder

    I was there too, thanks to Jim--thanks!
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Gallery & Sightings

    Picked up this photo a while ago. Wonder who made the tenor.

    192789
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    I love seeing these odd one of a kind mandolins. If only they could talk.

    On the subject of travel mandolins, I built a small and simplified flatback that has gone with me to China and other...
  17. Slightly different string question -GDAE capoed

    Hi all,
    I'm playing a 23 inch tenor but am capo-ing it at the 2nd fret and tuning GDAE. Right now I've basically got D'Addario Octave mandolin strings (12, 22, 32, 46) on it. It sounds pretty...
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    Re: Lyon & Healy Mandobass

    It looks somewhat like the Vega mandobass depicted in Graham McDonald's "The Mandolin: A History." p. 188. Also with a double-bass style headstock and two points. But it's not as nice.
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    Re: 10 Questions for Lowell Levinger

    My little LL story from about 18 or 20 years ago. We were visiting Northern California (from Canada) and went to a vinyard where a bluegrass band was going to play. But we were too early. Only one...
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    Re: HB Tenor Guitar

    Not trying to be contrary, I find all this tenor stuff fascinating and am enjoying all the info. All 23 inch tenors seem to join at the 14th fret--Martin O18s, Blueridge, Recording King, even the...
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    Re: HB Tenor Guitar

    Fox, I looked at my wife's Martin 000-17. The bridge is actually a couple of inches higher at least than the spot you suggest. From what I can see, anyway. Interesting.
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    Re: HB Tenor Guitar

    Fox, that's interesting. One of the reasons I mention it is because I have a Gold Tone TG-10 which I recently picked up used. The Gold Tones have had mixed reviews so I've been surprised how good...
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    Re: HB Tenor Guitar

    Verne, I think you may have made this comment about bridge placement before. I don't quite understand it. This tenor and Blueridge and Gold Tone are all essentially the same scale length. All join...
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    Re: High Quality Short Scale Tenor Guitar?

    Thanks for letting me know!
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    I knew him only through his recordings. A real loss. A beautiful musician.
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