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

    Michele Marano. The label states he was a Vinaccia student. Get the lightest gauge strings you can find- GHS do an ultra light set- medium is asking for trouble on an old bowlback. I found this...
  2. Re: Can anyone give me info on this one? Gibson?

    The tuners- made by Kluson show it to be WW2 era. I assume with that bound maple back it is an A-50.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/146043-1940s-Gibson-A-50
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    Re: Trying to identify

    Probably, Oscar Schmidt circa 1900.
  4. Re: Vega cylinderback with no logo ... made for the trade?

    A Gibson style tailpiece in place of the cloud type.
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    "Tyrolean Lute Mandolin- 1850s"

    Well, maybe and “Tailpiece is newer (20s 30s). Not original. WILL Most Likely SOUND BETTER THAN A GIBSON A Mandolin. ”

    Others may be less optimistic as to its attributes some way down the line. I...
  6. Thread: ebay h1 mandola

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    Re: ebay h1 mandola

    As mentioned above, the 1930s hardware suggests a trip back to Kalamazoo which may be when the possible overspray happened. It makes one wonder what the possible repair may have been.
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    Re: Early 1900s Gibson Catalogue

    The illustrations are probably what is known as scraperboard or scratchboard. You don't see it much these days but it was once commonplace.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scratchboard

    From the...
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    Re: seeking info for B&J Victoria A-type

    I'm not sure, and I cannot see the bridge as well as I would like to- but it is possible the top of the mandolin in question has more of an arch to its top. I know mine is pretty flat (as is the...
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    Early 1900s Gibson Catalogue

    I expect this is not too rare but interesting all the same:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/224633872390?hash=item344d38e006:g:9IwAAOSwsxNhWkea
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    Re: seeking info for B&J Victoria A-type

    Mine and the OP's do not have back binding but the Regal branded example may have it. Certainly, you get detail differences on a basic instrument depending on who was selling it. I believe mine may...
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    Re: seeking info for B&J Victoria A-type

    Here is the one on eBay- it's still for sale. I already have one and I don't want another! This is probably better than mine- it could not be worse! Those Bell Brand tailpieces were used into the...
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    Re: seeking info for B&J Victoria A-type

    I have one of these mandolins- the finish is made to resemble Koa but it is birch and the binding is the "rope" style as seen on Hawaiian instruments to complete the pretence and to cash in on the...
  13. Re: Beethoven Sonatina in C for mandolin and piano

    Very good- track 5 of this album from 1976 had me in thrall- still does!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXIm-8iiH5A
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    Re: Unlabelled Harmony - Sears?

    Well done, good sleuthing. You just need that "space dot". They are out there- and I hope not at a stupid price and insane shipping- $40 to the UK or some madness when the item could be sent over in...
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    Re: H1 Mandola tailpiece

    My 1914 H1 mandola has a tailpiece with 12 prongs.
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    Re: George Frayne (Commander Cody), RIP

    That's very sad. I met the Good Commander a couple of times at Dingwalls in London and had a chat with him and Bill Kirchen. Bill comes over to the UK quite a lot and I like to remind him that I was...
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    Re: Need help identifying old mandolin

    Here is an Oscar Schmidt Stella that sold on eBay recently. You can compare it to your mandolin:
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    Re: Need help identifying old mandolin

    It is one of the Peter Sorkin brands- Nobility, Royalist (which is what I think yours is), Leo Master etc etc and as Mike has mentioned already, that means it is on the evolution from Oscar Schmidt...
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    Re: Unlabelled Harmony - Sears?

    I would imagine that the badge could have been removed early on and any glue residue polished off. I think you have bought a mandolin that fulfils your criteria, all right. Here is an analysis and...
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    Re: Unlabelled Harmony - Sears?

    I imagine it had that "Space Dot" logo and it has fallen off with time.
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    Re: Unlabelled Harmony - Sears?

    Yes, it is a Sears vended Silvertone- a Harmony Monterey- the lower grade model with a faux finish.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/304156858040?hash=item46d12956b8:g:Aq0AAOSw1odfC3wV
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    Re: Seeking tailpiece for old bowl back

    You can use the screw in the middle below the tine that is ready to fail- it is in a reasonable position. It is unusual to have a screw there- normally there are only three screws on this sort of...
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    Re: Seeking tailpiece for old bowl back

    If you know somebody with a few metalwork skills and small tools, it might be possible to saw down from the hole and bend out a new short tine. The originals were just stamped out and then given a...
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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    I think in Catania the various makers may have had an unspoken rivalry where some would try to bedazzle the others- you see the most outrageous guitars and this is the mandolin equivalent! There is a...
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    Crazy Catania Creation!

    For those who want to make a visual impact. The tuners look 1930s but it could be post war. The photos tell all- let's hope it sounds good after all that decoration. It may be in the category we have...
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