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    Re: Is this a mandolin?

    And probably built in Germany or Czechoslovakia, judging by the floral inlays.
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    Re: One instrument to serve two octaves

    I applaud your willingness to experiment.
  3. Re: My favorite Red Bear pick just broke after a decade :(

    If a Red Bear has been your favorite, then why not get another? Treat yourself -- get two!
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    Re: Gibson Snakehead A Junior

    Bravo! Enjoy!
  5. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    I'm with you. All I can guess is my friend has a very slim-handled baseball bat.
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    Re: Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    Now THAT's a mandolin chair!
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    Ever heard of a "guitar chair?!"

    I guess I missed the class on "guitar chairs." Now I wonder if there are "mandolin chairs."

    https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/msg/d/vancouver-guitar-chair-footrests/7407951462.html

    197746...
  8. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    Here are the pictures from the eBay ad:

    197694

    197695
  9. Re: Vintage photo of a Lyon & Healy mando cello

    A friend of mine owns a similar L&H mandocello. He told me he appreciates the grace of its look and the excellent workmanship in its construction. But he also said the neck feels like a "baseball...
  10. Re: Items stolen from David Grisman's gig last night

    I sent all of this info to the Portland mayor's office today, hoping they would lean on police to put the pedal to the metal.
  11. Re: Vintage Two Point Carved Top Mandolin - Looking for informati

    Very interesting and quite beautiful! But I have no idea who made it. It does look as if it needs a better-fitting tailpiece. A luthier could help you. Good luck with it! I hope it sounds as...
  12. Re: Banjolin skin/head maintenance and button on resonator wanted

    A good, safe way to clean the head on a mandobanjo is to gently rub with a Pink Pearl eraser. The erasers are favored by artists because they don't damage the medium below the dirt, which can be...
  13. Thread: Bag or case

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    Re: Bag or case

    A gig bag would be convenient. A hard-shell case would protect your Collings from the world.
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    Re: Pain in fretting hand

    I have arthritis in the bases of both thumbs. I also struggle with bone spurs in my neck that occasionally cause pinched nerves that give me pain and tingling in my left hand.

    To fight the...
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    Re: Terada mandolin

    I'd say go for it. I learned a lot about mandolins by rehabbing a totally shot Osborn Sammo mando, followed by some more focused repairs on a sadly neglected/abused Stahl. Good luck!
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    Re: martin bowlbacks

    I've seen more ornate Martin bowlbacks go for $1,000 to $1,200. I would guess this plainer-looking model is priced correctly. I played one of the more ornate models in a music store years ago. It...
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    Re: Stanley Lorton Flat top

    Koa definitely is beautiful. But the Martin-made koa mandos sound muffled to me.
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    Re: Gibson A-50 up for auction

    Sold for $525. Even with the additional premiums, that looks to me like a good deal.
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    Gibson A-50 up for auction

    https://www.proxibid.com/Gibson-Mandolin/lotInformation/63818220#topoflot

    Price is rather low. Looks to me as if this one once had some kind of microphone attached in the past. No clue on the...
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    Re: New old pocket mandolin

    Lovely. Enjoy!
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    Re: Grisman Dawg leash?

    I believe Tiny Moore used one like yours on his Bigsby.
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    Re: Newbie found a mandolin

    The action appears high and the joint where the neck meets the body needs close inspection. Getting a luthier to evaluate it in hand will give you more than guesses at a distance.

    Meanwhile,...
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    Re: Marlon Brando playing a mandolin!

    Ha! That would be perfect. But I think it's actually a Martin Style 2-15.
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    Re: Modern Case for 1920's Gibson Model A

    You may wish to check out TKL cases. I keep my 1914 Gibson A in one.

    https://www.tkl.com/products?categories=mandolin
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    Re: Tulsa Mandolin Club launched

    Congrats and good luck!
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