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    Re: Old F-Case Repair. Handle?

    No guesses about NZ, but old suitcases should be thrift shop items, especially since they’re favored by decorators and photographers as background items. You probably are aiming for ‘as new’...
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    Re: China mandolin supply

    Now if it gets desperate, the mandolins can be dropped in the harbor and float in on the tide. The banjos will sink. Problems solved.
  3. Re: Mando wall hanger at Paulís Coffee and Tea in CO

    Re: Mandolin Coffee. I think it was their logo that helped them fail. We might recognize the outline, but virtually nobody else in the market for coffee would. Looks kinda anatomical or...
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    Re: Ebay Gibson F-5

    Well, this thing reappeared, with the simulated truss rod cover flipped over to the blank side, and the listing is unbranded. Sort of ethical thing to do, I guess.
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    Re: Cost for refret

    To the OP’s supposition that a century-old mandolin must have been refretted: The old bowl backs I’ve been accumulating don’t show very much evidence of any heavy usage, mostly going by undisturbed...
  6. Re: Suggestions for types strings and a mandolin

    There was a recent thread that touched on this same subject, but I can’t find it quickly. A job for the moderator.
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    Re: Ebay Gibson F-5

    Well, Goodwill last week had this Gibson, and the bidding was getting elevated. Being ignorant of the genre, I image searched till I found that it was sort of a Nashville promo, assembled ‘on the...
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    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    Sorry about touching this off, but I fear we tripped over a common semantic crack in the pavement of knowledge, i.e. the word ‘resonance’ is used to mean different things in musical or scientific...
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    Re: mandolin worth?

    Welcome, and pick up the instrument! Mandolins are as eclectic as a typewriter in the chimney. Since it almost doesn’t matter for value, the missing peg button would be hard to match, so anything...
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    Re: Bedpan-dolin

    One could substitute for the other, in a pinch!
    I like it too and this one appears electric, if that copper cover is a pickup. Appears far more sophisticated than the owners other artwork, so we’d...
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    Re: Washburn inlay/tailpiece design?

    Other than showing off more craftsmanship, is there thought to be any functional sonic role of fluting? I’m thinking that the staves have to be thicker overall and the bowl heavier.
    My latest one...
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    Re: Jabota

    Workability: Jatoba is considered difficult to work with on account of its density and hardness, and has a moderate blunting effect on tool cutters. Jatoba also tends to be difficult to plane without...
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    People who buy expensive stuff for investment value know that the market is erratic and has lots of blueberry lumps of fashionability, and that it also relates to externalities like taxes and...
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    Re: Custom Design Picks (Ultem)

    McMaster Carr has Ultem in 1/16, 3/32, 1/8 and thicker, minimum sheets 12x12”. For most things, they are not the lowest price and are not as ‘hobby quantity’ useful as other vendors. So a scrap or...
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    Re: Is this how it starts?

    Soon, soon, imagination will be superseded by The All-seeing, Alll-knowing AI and the Universal DNA Database. Did Sachmo’s lips touch this horn? Whose butt sat at this piano? Did Loar lose a...
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    Re: Washburn inlay/tailpiece design?

    https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/130643329
    If this doesn’t function, I’ll detach and copy the individual pix.
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    Re: Washburn inlay/tailpiece design?

    It made $59.99, which indicates a motivated buyer. The duplication of the pattern on the tailpiece and the inlay suggested that it had some significance, but I just couldn’t see what.
    But,...
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    Re: Terada mandolin

    If the neck’s warped, the fretboard may not lay flat, even with clamping, but otherwise the concept is ok. Even our ancestral family violin has a narrow wedge under the fingerboard, put there...
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    Re: My new Aria M-300

    Interesting about the name - I mentioned that I had a mando with the same problem! Illustrated here is the el Degas that I converted to mandola range, not because of that, but because it had such a...
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    Re: My new Aria M-300

    The much more knowledgeable will have more definitive things to say, but I can mention a little: The last photo hopefully has some distortion or else the lower end of the fretboard is being pulled...
  21. Re: I have no idea what it is, but it aint a mandolin

    Certainly is ‘antic’! Whatever, it has some interesting design elements, especially use of cord for purfling and outlining. And those pegs! Self-defense in a rowdy jam?
    I imagine surgical tools...
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    Re: Shop questions

    Same here, also large ground level entry . I start at the end furthest from the door and sweep forward. It’s good for getting at accumulations that you can’t even reach with a shopvac, like behind...
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    Re: Ebay: unusual shape mandolin

    I tried to look up construction methods, but it appears that even in Tahiti, people have been seduced by power tools, so my take on traditional, if you like (and I generally like playing with antique...
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    Re: Tuner Recommendations

    Useful if you have Albacore strings.
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    Washburn inlay/tailpiece design?

    Currently on SGW. A Washburn bowl back with a Smurfy pattern on both the pickguard and pierced through the tailpiece. I just canít interpret it as a design. The white areas are not a reflection,...
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