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  1. Re: Help with new Mandolin - Allieno Di Venaccia?

    Some mistaken labeling in file folders on my part....And the curse of failing eyesight.

    I do have a number of Marano mandolins in the files...all in a rather straightforward and modest Vinaccia...
  2. Re: Help with new Mandolin - Allieno Di Venaccia?

    Michele Maratea perhaps had a brother, Raffaele, who was also an allievo di Vinaccia.

    From the few examples I have, Raffaele's mandolins were a bit more luxurious than il suo fratello's.
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    That was totally wonderful, Sher! Thanks so much for putting that together and sharing.

    So many fun photos from the '30s tangophilia. Great hats, cool duds.

    Loved seeing Matteo with that F4,...
  4. Re: Help with new Mandolin - Allieno Di Venaccia?

    Martin and alll...here is a Michele Maratea with the Sistema De Meglio label.

    I've sometimes wondered whether some of these mandolins made with the "Sistema" weren't indeed made by folks who might...
  5. Re: Help with new Mandolin - Allieno Di Venaccia?

    Nice mandolin. Fair play to you.

    What Nick said.

    Do not use those strings on this mandolin.

    Mick
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    Re: Beware the mighty doubleneck

    From the seller's ad copy: "......and now that I made a Gibson version I no longer need this one."

    Naturally.

    Mick
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    Ciao, Dottore

    Thanks for the recollections and photos.

    Isn't Sig. Bauer holding a slab of "lumber" in the inset photo?

    You might get a half-dozen F4s out of that basso confundo.

    I suppose...
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    Good eye, Don.

    At first I thought that big screw must have been a repair job...but after looking in my files I've seen some Shutts with a mighty big screwhead like on this Bauer.

    And some...
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    "Calling Dr. Ruppa, Dr. Garber, Dr. Ruppa!"

    Mick
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    Re: 1907 Raffael Calace Lyra Mandolin

    For posteriority.

    You wait long enough and some things don't come back in style.

    You think those little finials are ivory? That would be a bummer.

    Mick
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    Muy coolioso, Jim.

    I'm guessing this is then from a Vega catalog...? Or somewhere else?

    Is there a date from the catalog?

    Mick
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    Re: Catania mandolin antique stores

    I realize I'm not answering your exact question, but a visit to Dott. Leone's Musikalia just outside of town would seem like a good place to include on your quest.

    Mick
  13. Re: Duet No. 9 for mandolin & tenor guitar (G.G. Gastoldi, 1598)

    Thank you, Martin.

    Mick
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    This is a pretty special and unique mandolin.

    Never seen a Vega cylinder back with F hole...or what appears to be a 2-piece bridge.

    The fact that it has a "Bauer" nameplate rocks more than a...
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    Re: martin bowlbacks

    The idea of taking a motorcycle ride in the autumn through Norway to play a Martin bowlback mandolin just sounds really nice to me.

    Enjoy yourself and share a few photos if you will.

    Mick
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    Re: martin bowlbacks

    If I'm counting the ribs right, it looks like a Martin "0" student model.

    Your 102 year estimate sounds about right or close enough.

    I had an 00 model, next up in line, for a good stretch. It...
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    Re: CITES Question

    I want my MTV.

    Mick
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    Re: Nature of instrument in 1845-1847 painting

    I guess you can, if you want to.

    Mick
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Jim, this looks to be an example of the very rare 4-1-2-1 tuning arrangement. We don't see those very often any more.

    Maybe coming back into fashion?

    With a 17.574" scale and those bass...
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    Re: Nature of instrument in 1845-1847 painting

    My amateur hunch is that the artist painted himself into a corner, pun intended.

    There has been a long tradition of artists showing off their brushwork chops by elaborate portrayals of draped or...
  21. Re: Corroded tailpiece on old bowlback---how to remove??

    Good work.

    Mike's right, the base piece for these are available fairly often on ebay, etc.

    The one caveat is that the width dimension of these is variable.

    I've got numerous ones of a...
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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    I think it's fantastic, Nick, thanks for posting.

    I don't see this as bling or falling into the "presentation grade" mandolins we see from up north in Italy or the US, encrusted with MOP or MOTS....
  23. Re: please help identify my Grandmother's mandolin

    You can see on many on Sicilian mandolins from Catania this farfalla (butterfly) libellula (darning needle) or falena (moth) most often cut into the overall profile of scratchguard, rather than inset...
  24. Re: The Ernst: 1920's attempt at more volume

    Well my good friends here might cluck their tongues about it, but I think it's muy coolioso, novel or not.

    Interesting that Ernst was from Camden, NJ between the Weymann (Philadelphia) and the...
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    Re: Multi-bug Puglisi?

    Nice.

    A friend once said to me: "What's the best bicycle out there? The one you're riding RIGHT NOW."

    I got it.

    Sometimes I feel the same way about the mandolins or accordions I'm playing.
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