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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    Well, someone done got hisself a fine, eye-catching, conversation-starting wall hanging. Hope he's insanely happy, and not just insane. ;)

    I mean, that is more than I paid for either of my teens...
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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    Well, anyone interested better git off the fence and into the fray. Because there's less'n ten minutes left and bidding is up over $400!!! :disbelief:
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    Re: Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    QUOTE=Dusepo;1837778]Wappen means shield, as in a coat of arms, hence the name and shape. And yes, very German design. :)[/QUOTE]

    Seems you didn't catch the reference? I was being facetious,...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Yeah, no. Right?

    But I wouldn't be too surprised if someone were to shell that out for this. It might be just the thing ... to somebody ... Freedom of choice. ;)
  5. Re: Nature of instrument in 1845-1847 painting

    No! We have to overanalyze it to death and back. Don't you know nothing? :disbelief:



    I don't see that. Really, gentlemen, the only thing wrong with this painting is the bowl is waaay too deep....
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    Re: Whaat is this chord?

    I'm with twaaang there - Bbma7. It's the easiest, most straightforward analysis.

    So I was just noodling around a bit - definitely, decidedly not practicing ;) - and I thought I'd play this 3001...
  7. Re: Nature of instrument in 1845-1847 painting

    I see eight tuning pegs and four courses of strings - it's a mandolin, not a lute. Also, I don't see a plectrum, and her index finger is too straight to be holding one. I believe she is plucking the...
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    Re: Planning a road trip

    The OP of this thread is also the last post the OP has made, dating to May 9th.



    To me, "couple" means "two or three." After that, one gets into "a few," then "several," more and more vague as...
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    Re: Planning a road trip

    Yes, always a hard case, unless a good case can be made for an exception. One such case, in which a soft case was the best case, occurred on a recent flight up to visit a lady and also my luthier -...
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    Re: Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    Wap-Wap! (Sorry, couldn't resist. :grin: )
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    For posterity ... Some very splashy inlay work, for sure. Does it make it worth what the seller is asking? (~ US $1,989.30) You decide ... :whistling:

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  12. Re: Found some autographed Bluegrass vinyl at my local store toda

    Very cool find! Wish we had pix of the look on your face when you saw these in the bin. :))

    I've had similar encounters - not bluegrass, and not in stores, but yard sales. :disbelief: Most of the...
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    Re: Trio of mandolins seen on facebook

    I'm no expert, but ... When the seller claims there are over 300 years represented here ... I have to question his mathematical methodology. The two "mandolinettos" on either side look very modern,...
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    Re: Patrick Sky RIP

    But he truly did get - well, I'm not sure if I'd use the term "squeezed out," but he did find himself marginalized, by record companies, at least. I think he was doing all right as far as playing...
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Oh, yah, right. My bad. :redface: Guess I was just so excited by the Mississippi Fred appearance.

    BTW, introduced as "Nathan Beery-guard?" :confused:
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    That was new for me, too. Sort of. I had to go looking it up, and it was just that year that he recorded and released his first album featuring electric guitar, "I Do Not Play No Rock 'n' Roll." That...
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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    So true. 'Twas ever thus, and 'tis yet true. Though this builder really went for it ...

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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    I guess the idea was to make their instruments as pretty as possible in order to attract 1) attention; 2) acclaim; 3) sales. If the quality of construction had peaked, then decoration would be the...
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    Re: Crazy Catania Creation!

    I've noticed before that there is a tendency among bowlback builders to put a lot of time and effort into the decoration. This is an example of how far in that direction some are willing to go. Was...
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    Huh??? :disbelief: What the ... ? :confused: I think you're way off base there, buddy.

    There have been several old threads resurrected recently, and I commend this activity. Don't see any reason...
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    Beats starting up yet another thread, beginning from scratch, when there are existing ones with pertinent insights, ruminations, and observations. Gladdens me to see someone did a little research...
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    :disbelief: WOW!!! :disbelief:
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    Re: Fender medium-gauge guitar pick

    I dunno. I think people overthink this stuff. I think it's more important to play well than use any particular piece of equipment - more or less. I used to use a Fender extra heavy pick back in the...
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    Re: Yank and Sleepy

    Yeah, I think that was meant to be street theater or political protest or performance art or some such. There was a lot of that back then. Why not in Memphis, too? But I don't think that was...
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    Re: Griffith Loar

    Thanks for that. Confirms what the wiki says and much more. Fascinating story. :mandosmiley:

    And then there's all that about building a replica. Holy wow! :disbelief: That is some deep, in-depth...
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