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  1. Re: Rare Ibanez Mandolin For Sale in New Zealand

    Just because you consider it to be “rare” doesn’t mean that it’s worth a small fortune. I have a 524 - you’ll find it in the same 1976 catalogue - they weren’t particularly cheap in their day - I...
  2. Re: Rare Ibanez Mandolin For Sale in New Zealand

    Doubt it’s all that rare although maybe in NZ. If that’s the original case, it’s probably late 70s. If you’ve the time to wade through tha catalogues (dogalogues?) you’ll find them here -...
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    Re: Polishing Gibson Tailpiece Cover

    Hot breath and a soft cloth if you must. If you polish the tarnish off anything, it will eventually wear away.
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    And another one; thank’s David - or should that be Bruce?
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    That's another one for the collection!
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    Racehorse names in the UK are something of an art-form; e.g. Lord Scrap, Shy Talk and, my personal favourite, “Selohesra”.
  7. Thread: Tone Guard!!

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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    Tony has also asked me to point out that there are such things as “Lefty” Gards [who’d have thought it - apparently it does matter] There is one dealer, BanjoBen who stocks them. And in Germany, New...
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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    After discussing this with Tony, I can report that, because of tax complications, he is not currently shipping direct to UK customers and the suggestion is that people order from dealers such as...
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    Re: Como mandolin - any info?

    Photos?
  10. Thread: Tone Guard!!

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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    Don’t know who “learned” you but I bought two from Tony at the end of 2020; a relatively painless process. I don’t see what brexit has to do with it.
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    Re: Is it possible to get this tuned to GDAE?

    Just dug them out. Apparently bought them in 2013 - still in the original shipping packet!

    They’re set 31U which, according to the Aquilla website, means they’re for a Concert Uke to be tuned CGDA...
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    Re: Is it possible to get this tuned to GDAE?

    I bought a set of the Aquilla fifth tuning strings some years ago with the intention of putting them on my Concert Uke but I’ve never got round to it. From memory, I think they’re intended for...
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    Re: aria pro ll model pm1000 mandolin

    Ah! The old lawsuit myth.

    The 70s saw an influx of mandolins from the far east on both sides of the Atlantic.
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    Re: Shipping Calton Mandolin Case

    Calton (guitar) cases were originally shipped in a paper “blanket” which was filled with either straw or wood chips. We are, however talking about 1976 and Keith offered me a discount if I returned...
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    Re: Unusual rare keroncong cak/cuk

    Looks like a bit of a lash-up. Is that an actual zero fret lurking between the matchstick and the nut? Perhaps the nut was replaced with something too high and they inserted the matchstick for...
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    Re: Shopgoodwill F5 Gibson???

    The instrument itself makes no claim to be anything to do with Gibson. In the UK, this form of construction would be known as “shed-work”. (i.e. made by some bloke in a shed.)
  17. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    The term “melody banjo” sounds, to me, a bit of an oxymoron.

    Having given the matter some further thought, if you take 4 strings off a mandolin-banjo, does it stop being a mandolin-banjo? If you...
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    Re: Unusual rare keroncong cak/cuk

    Interesting take on the zero fret. Looks like a matchstick.
  19. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    If it’s one (few) of a kind - which a 4 string banjo/mandolin may well be - you’re fully within your rights to call it exactly what you want.

    Whether yours falls into the “instrument of the devil...
  20. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    The presence of 8 (4 pairs) steel strings makes it a “banjo-mandolin” or a “mandolin-banjo” or even a “banjolin” if that floats your boat; however, they’re better known in these parts as “an...
  21. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    It’s incredible how much instruments on e owned by famous musicians can make. A, now retired, luthier friend of mine once made a steel bodied resonator ukulele for George Harrison. Apart from...
  22. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Just to be pedantic, the term “Banjolele” is a trade name coined by Alvin D Keech. If it’s not made by Keech its either a banjo-ukulele or a ukulele-banjo; take your pick!
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    Re: A Style in case for F style

    The answer is yes; probably - assuming that the body dimensions of the A are the same as the F the case was designed for. Trouble is that there are large bodied As/Fs and small bodied As/Fs. Older...
  24. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Aesthetics don’t change but fashion does.
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    The Cedar Creek case my Clark GOM came in still stinks - and I bought that in 2011!
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