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    Re: Henderson mandolins

    I know that this is a 16-year old thread but that is a very cool Henderson mandolin. I can’t imagine that he made many oval-hole A-styles.
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    There are versions transposed to G on Thesession.org: https://thesession.org/tunes/922
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    I am not sure what key people are playing this these days but I believe it was originally composed in Eb major. I didn’t yet determine what key Colin is playing it in. It is often transposed to G for...
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    Re: Bruno Mandolinetto

    Actually a lot of bowlback 12 strings have survived especially the OS (Oscar Schmidt) ones. They just built them heavier. You don’t mention what sort of work is needed but I am sure it can’t hurt to...
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    Re: The Banks Hornpipe—Colin Botts

    Wonderful! I think this is a virtuosic piece that uses some advanced classical violin techniques especially in the second part. I think it works on mandolin a bit easier. Excellent playing by Colin.
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    Re: Just so excited!!!

    You can’t just upload a video but have to host it elsewhere. YouTube is the easiest. Then you can link or embed it here.
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    Re: Will CA Help on These Stradolin Cracks?

    I am not a luthier but if it were me and I had a luthier who I trust I would leave it to him or her vs. any DIY repairs. A competent person can assess any issues to start with. Anyway, that is just...
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    Re: Rubner Tuners

    It seems like prices have gone up a bit, for the more basic ones for sure. These traditional line are obviously their premium line and in competition with Waverly tuners. I may consider one to...
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    I have a feeling that they have a photo studio and the lighting will be very different from outdoor sunlight.
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    I just looked on Steve Kirtley’s site and while there is a whole page on repairing cases, there is nothing about the handles. However, there are many posts on his Facebook Group:...
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    My poetry is on sabbatical these days, spending more time playing fiddle, old time and Québécois. I am head of a poetry organization around these parts and after last Sunday’s reading might get back...
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    I posted this how-to page on the current case handle thread: https://www.instructables.com/Repair-a-leather-luggage-handle/
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    Cary: knowing your background, you should write one.
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    Re: Vintage Case Handles

    I know this thread is a bit old but I just found this web page for doing a leather restoration to get it back to an original look.

    https://www.instructables.com/Repair-a-leather-luggage-handle/
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    Here’s a photo of the back showing the flame. Still not sure if it is slab cut maple or birch.

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    And here’s the case. It came with what looks like a thin blue case cover with a...
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    Re: Tell me why not: Carbon fiber bracing.

    Carlo Mazzacarra has a bowlback just listed in the Classifieds with spruce and CF braces.
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    Re: Woke with a chord question

    I am no theory expert but isn’t that the basis for chord substitution? In many cases I am guessing the theory nerds need to name the chords but we mortals just play what sounds right. So at that...
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    Modernized version, adapted to the Web, of “checking all the boxes”. The model, the tuner buttons, the Virzi, and my own impulsiveness at the moment.

    BTW I have seen a few others from that era in...
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    I will try to photograph is outside in the sun. It doesn’t look like seriously flamey maple but it not sure how I tell if it is birch or maple anyway. It looks like other A-4s from the same period.
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    Re: Late 19th Century Mando banjo

    This Silga mandolin-banjo bears some resemblance to yours: https://bernunzio.com/product/silga-banjo-mandolin-26848/

    Not sure 100% but possible and probably from the same era. For some reason I...
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    Very inspiring from almost every interview I listened to.
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    That is interesting, Max. My impression is just the opposite. I hear of violinists who seek out the best strings even putting a different brand for each string in an effort to maximize their...
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    Re: Identify 100 year old mandolin

    Thanks, Nick, for the clarification. Sounds like OS lasted until 1940 and Harmony bought them out and use the Sovereign brand.
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    The case is actually pretty special with red velvet instead of the usual green felt. Ironically I have a reverse scroll case that my Regal Ultra is in and it has a perfect leather handle but that...
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    Re: Identify 100 year old mandolin

    Until I saw that you had larger images I thought it was a Supertone mandolin made for and sold by Sears Roebuck in the US. I believe this is a 1920 Chicago-made mandolin made by Harmony Co. The...
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