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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Hi Steve, I share your understanding on what the saddle is and yes I was told the bridge is referred to as a “floating bridge” in that it’s not attached to the top of the instrument.
    I’ve confirmed...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Hi Journeybear,
    Yes getting some great advice in the thread.
    No unfortunately no markings anywhere that I can find.
    I’ve had my headlight torch out and extensively searched inside and out...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Thanks Ray(T)

    I’ll be making a trip to a city soonish, so will try to get the mandolin checked out by someone known for their work on mandolins.

    I made some calls to the nearest music stores...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Plenty of food for thought there.
    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement.



    Thanks Ray,
    There being no local music store hereabouts, I’ve left a question on an online store asking...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

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    The instrument has arrived intact and whilst it’s life has left evidence of prior ownership I’m happy with it overall.

    I count 16 frets in total and get a measurement for...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Hi Jim,
    Sincere apologies if my ignorance is shining through and inadvertently creating offence.
    Up until yesterday I was aware of there being three types of mandolin being A and F and the bowl...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Couldn’t disagree.

    Not exactly the outcome I was hoping for but some valuable lessons learnt.

    I also learned quite a bit more about mandolins in general than a few days ago.

    Thanks for...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Well spotted with regards the domed back.
    The seller kindly sent me a side profile pic confirming
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Thanks for adding the pic Richard500, might you have another slightly less zoomed in of your very attractive Lonestar.
    I have poor eyesight and currently only have an iPad mini, so struggling with...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Hi
    I’ve just now sent off an email to the seller asking for clarification about the back.
    I’ll update when I’ve received a response
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Hi Ray(T)
    My inclination was to lean towards light strings in the hope of not straining an older instrument of yet to be determined build quality, as well as thinking they might be easier on my...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    A great suggestion thank you Jim as the seller said she’d not played it in some time so I’m assuming it’ll likely benefit from new strings and a “set-up” as a minimum, so your site suggestion might...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Hi Allen, thanks for your contribution. The seller was adamant that the instrument is a flat back and even deleted and then relisted the auction after, according to her when questioned, she’d...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Thank you for the contributions brunello97, rickbella and Charles E.

    Useful to hear about potential influences in the instruments construction and appearance.

    Likely I should have noted in my...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    I imagine it’ll be up to a week before it’s in my hands.
    Despite the sellers suggestion of no identification, I’ll be sure to examine it closely to determine whether or not they missed an internal...
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    Re: Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    Wow, not even a mandolin would be extremely disappointing.

    I hadn’t even considered that I might be so ignorant that I ended up with an alternative instrument.

    Thank you for the welcome
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    Hi, first mandolin. Any ideas on identity?

    First post, so excuse me if I get any etiquette wrong. I’m hoping someone might be able to shed some light on the possible origins of a mandolin I won tonight on a local online auction here in Otago...
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