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    The joys of autocorrect

    Not to make fun of a fellow mandolin seller, but I thought is one sentence was amusing:
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    Re: Campanella Mandolin

    Congratulations, Mary! Cornering that Campanella market. Need a mandocello methinks!
  3. Re: Looking for different mandolin music to learn-obscure/nonstan

    I have been playing lots of Québécois and other French-Canadian music and have also been exploring the traditional music of France.
  4. Re: Global Musical Instruments NYC Bowlback

    Globe was a brand of the Charles Meisel Company in New York City. I believe they were distributors and importers. I found a listing and historical time line of the company online that mentioned a...
  5. Re: Players in Rhode Island/Nearby Massachusetts?

    JennyD: you might want to mention what genre(s) off music you are interested in playing.
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    Re: Bass Builder Undertakes Mandola Build

    I know you don’t have any fret markers on your drawing but since you are a bass maker if you do intend to put in markers remember the standard markers for mandolin fretboard include a 10th fret as...
  7. Re: Rare Circular Shaped Tuning Machine German Made Mandolin

    I finally found similar tuners on this unlabelled bowlback. No further info though.
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    Re: Flamboyant Silvestri Bowlback 1930s UK

    I like the look of that mandolin especially the inlay on the scratch plate. I will post pics here when on my computer.
  9. Re: What Are Some Good Options in the $2-3k range?

    I am surprised that the term “best bang for the buck” didn’t automatically trigger the response of get an A-model. So I will say that. As you may or may not have heard an A-model can sounds just as...
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    Re: ISO Virtual Classical Mandolin Teacher

    One thing to bear in mind is that there are different schools of classical playing. You might familiarize yourself with the differences. There are a wide range among them but the two most different...
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    Re: National RM1

    I was impressed years ago when these first came out and I was surprised that I liked it since I owned a vintage National mandolin and a tenor guitar. I was lucky to get an RM-1 in a trade and love...
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    Re: Cylinder Recording by Silvio Ranieri

    Years ago I donated my five or six Samuel Siegel cylinders. He over mine up in the queue. If you write to Dave Seubert ( I think I have name correctly) you could ask him if it is possible to have...
  13. Re: Rare Circular Shaped Tuning Machine German Made Mandolin

    I have some jpeg examples in my files of similar tuners, I have to access my computer which I may be able to do tomorrow.
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    Re: Jerry Capehart

    Frankly if you are capable of making a nut for a guitar I am sure you can make one for your mandriola. If not contact Jake Wildwood in Vermont. He made a nut and bridge for this one:...
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    Re: Jerry Capehart

    As a side note: those OS mandriolas sound pretty cool if you string them with some octave strings on the lower two courses. They were built heavier to withstand the extra tension. And yes, OS seems...
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    Re: Jerry Capehart

    Jose: Glad you figured out how to upload photos.

    The 12 string mandolin may very well have been built for another company by Oscar Schmidt though I am not sure what the company would be: either...
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    Re: Jerry McQuire Mandolins

    The contact links above no longer work. OctavenBluegrass have you found contact info. I couldn't find him in a search of the Builder's database.
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    Re: Jerry Capehart

    Sorry I posted the wrong link. Try this video tutorial: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/151331-How-To-Attach-Photo?p=1784587&viewfull=1#post1784587
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    Re: Neck joint on Martin bowlback?

    I would guess that it would be a conical block with some sort of dovetail. I know inexpensive American bowlbacks often had neck and conical block as one piece but I highly doubt that Martín would do...
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    Re: Jerry Capehart

    Check out this thread: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/827-How-to-post-an-image-in-your-post
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    Re: Neck joint on Martin bowlback?

    Whoops! I am guessing that they changed their neck joints from 1899. I looked in my two-volume Martín book but they don;t Bert that far down to the granular luthiers level. Sorry. Ate worst you could...
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    Re: Neck joint on Martin bowlback?

    Take a look at this article about a broken 1899 Martin bowlback style 5 by Michael Simmons on Fretboard Journal site. Should give you some idea of what the neck joint looks like. What year is the one...
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    Re: Mandolin by Cousenon a mirecourt

    At least they spelled it correctly.
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    Re: What is a method?

    Many of the mandolin methods, even ones published today derive from violin methods and adapt these exercises, etudes, etc. for a plectrum instrument tuned the same as a violin. Obviously they leave...
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    Re: Stathopoulo Mandolin Bowlback, Ornate

    That is funny... I missed this thread altogether. I had the same message conversation with the seller and we were about to make arrangements to meet since she was about a 40 minute drive for me. Then...
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