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  1. Re: Old-style taipieces with covers: threat or menace?

    I actually put a video on Youtube a few years ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/fLIRe-0wprA
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    Re: My Grandfather's Mandolin

    As Nick has pointed out Kalamazoo was one of the Gibson 2nd line brand names that they built. They also built instruments for the trade with a bunch of different brand names on them such as the Wards...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Mandolin

    This is more of an upscale KM-21. Finishes and colors were batch dependent. Yours has a nicer back and if the top is indeed carved that's a plus. Montgomery Ward had some upscale Recording King...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Mandolin

    The Gibson second lines have been discussed here for years, well before the book about them. Mick makes a comment about my speculation that they swept the floor to build these. I've owned several...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Mandolin

    Look through the f hole on the eBay link. Do you see a back brace? Does your mandolin have a brace across the back? The reality of the Gibson second lines is that they were all fairly similar and...
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    Re: My Grandfather's Mandolin

    There is a brace across the back. It's actually an A40 copy. It's a second line instrument that has a possible carved top. I'm not sure they all had it or just a few. Most of the second lines were...
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    Re: Applying paper labels

    The modern Gibson labels are self stick and applied after the instrument is built as far as I can tell.
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    Re: My Grandfather's Mandolin

    It was made for the trade by Gibson. The Gibson built second lines didn't have a truss rod, that's what distinguished them from the Gibson branded products. Have you got the case as well?
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    Re: S. S. Stewart

    The S.S. Stewart name was put on instruments built by several builders. Post a picture.
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    Re: Grover 409 vs Grover 309

    Unless something has changed in the last two weeks the worm over tuners will turn backwards because they used the same worm gear as their worm under. To me they aren't a worm over option.
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    Re: Anyone Recognize Possible Vintage Make?

    You might consider stopping at a hobby store and grabbing a Popsicle stick or two and some sand paper and wood glue. Don't glue the bridge to the top, it should float to allow you to set the...
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    Re: tree poaching / instruments

    Bruce has many links on his Orcas Island Tonewoods Facebook page to these stories.
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    Re: Vintage Identification

    I merged the two threads.
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    Re: Anyone Recognize Possible Vintage Make?

    It's not as vintage as you might think. Circa 1980's, imported from Japan and then Korea. The tailpiece and tuners show that it's basically a round hole version of one of these. The body is a...
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    Re: tree poaching / instruments

    There have been several articles over the years about this in the US as well. They actually caught some guys in Washington cutting up the logs supporting a bridge to sell the cedar.
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  16. Re: Stradolin Waverly/Tortoisehell Fancy Tailpiece

    If they removed the auction because they sold it locally it wouldn't show up as sold. I would guess that might be the case. That's why I like to grab pictures for posterity :)
  17. Re: Never Returned (Stolen) Brilliantone Mandocello

    That explains why I couldn't find the one I was looking for. I've seen that tailpiece for years and couldn't remember where I'd seen it.
  18. Re: Stradolin Waverly/Tortoisehell Fancy Tailpiece

    It could be or it could be batches within the same year. I'm sure that whomever manufactured them, either the builder or a jobber, sold them as a matched set. I would love to know about the rivets...
  19. Re: Never Returned (Stolen) Brilliantone Mandocello

    Just a note, that is not an unusual tailpiece. They were used on a few different brands.
  20. Re: Stradolin Waverly/Tortoisehell Fancy Tailpiece

    That's not the same tailpiece. The one on the Junk A40 was more like the tiger stripe of mine. This one doesn't have the same markings. This image is from the Junk A 40 listing.
  21. Re: Stradolin Waverly/Tortoisehell Fancy Tailpiece

    For posterity:
  22. Re: Stradolin Waverly/Tortoisehell Fancy Tailpiece

    Only if you're missing the cover and your Strad-O-Lin pickguard matches the tailpiece cover. In past years plain Waverly style tailpieces have gone for up to $90.00. I don't see the price as crazy....
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    Re: Key Brand Info?

    And yet another with no brand name is here.
  24. Re: Hoping to identify my no-name mandolin

    It's one of these.
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    Re: Stradolin?

    I wouldn't go by the fretboard dots. The ad says that it has a white top edge. I'm assuming that would have been painted on binding on the top. The one you linked to is bound and has an elevated...
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