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    Re: Polishing Gibson Tailpiece Cover

    Hot breath and a soft cloth if you must. If you polish the tarnish off anything, it will eventually wear away.
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    And another one; thank’s David - or should that be Bruce?
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    That's another one for the collection!
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    Racehorse names in the UK are something of an art-form; e.g. Lord Scrap, Shy Talk and, my personal favourite, “Selohesra”.
  5. Thread: Tone Guard!!

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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    Tony has also asked me to point out that there are such things as “Lefty” Gards [who’d have thought it - apparently it does matter] There is one dealer, BanjoBen who stocks them. And in Germany, New...
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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    After discussing this with Tony, I can report that, because of tax complications, he is not currently shipping direct to UK customers and the suggestion is that people order from dealers such as...
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    Re: Como mandolin - any info?

    Photos?
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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    Don’t know who “learned” you but I bought two from Tony at the end of 2020; a relatively painless process. I don’t see what brexit has to do with it.
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    Re: Is it possible to get this tuned to GDAE?

    Just dug them out. Apparently bought them in 2013 - still in the original shipping packet!

    They’re set 31U which, according to the Aquilla website, means they’re for a Concert Uke to be tuned CGDA...
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    Re: Is it possible to get this tuned to GDAE?

    I bought a set of the Aquilla fifth tuning strings some years ago with the intention of putting them on my Concert Uke but I’ve never got round to it. From memory, I think they’re intended for...
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    Re: aria pro ll model pm1000 mandolin

    Ah! The old lawsuit myth.

    The 70s saw an influx of mandolins from the far east on both sides of the Atlantic.
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    Re: Shipping Calton Mandolin Case

    Calton (guitar) cases were originally shipped in a paper “blanket” which was filled with either straw or wood chips. We are, however talking about 1976 and Keith offered me a discount if I returned...
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    Re: Unusual rare keroncong cak/cuk

    Looks like a bit of a lash-up. Is that an actual zero fret lurking between the matchstick and the nut? Perhaps the nut was replaced with something too high and they inserted the matchstick for...
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    Re: Shopgoodwill F5 Gibson???

    The instrument itself makes no claim to be anything to do with Gibson. In the UK, this form of construction would be known as “shed-work”. (i.e. made by some bloke in a shed.)
  15. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    The term “melody banjo” sounds, to me, a bit of an oxymoron.

    Having given the matter some further thought, if you take 4 strings off a mandolin-banjo, does it stop being a mandolin-banjo? If you...
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    Re: Unusual rare keroncong cak/cuk

    Interesting take on the zero fret. Looks like a matchstick.
  17. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    If it’s one (few) of a kind - which a 4 string banjo/mandolin may well be - you’re fully within your rights to call it exactly what you want.

    Whether yours falls into the “instrument of the devil...
  18. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    The presence of 8 (4 pairs) steel strings makes it a “banjo-mandolin” or a “mandolin-banjo” or even a “banjolin” if that floats your boat; however, they’re better known in these parts as “an...
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    It’s incredible how much instruments on e owned by famous musicians can make. A, now retired, luthier friend of mine once made a steel bodied resonator ukulele for George Harrison. Apart from...
  20. Re: Help!!:I have aqquired an Unmarked unnamed 7 string banjolele

    Just to be pedantic, the term “Banjolele” is a trade name coined by Alvin D Keech. If it’s not made by Keech its either a banjo-ukulele or a ukulele-banjo; take your pick!
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    Re: A Style in case for F style

    The answer is yes; probably - assuming that the body dimensions of the A are the same as the F the case was designed for. Trouble is that there are large bodied As/Fs and small bodied As/Fs. Older...
  22. Re: Why did Gibson return to Paddleheads after Snakeheads?

    Aesthetics don’t change but fashion does.
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    Re: Price Case with an odor.

    The Cedar Creek case my Clark GOM came in still stinks - and I bought that in 2011!
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    Re: 1908 F4 w/o case serial number 9245

    Most, if not all, serial numbers were written in pencil which tends to fade away. Try looking at it with different light sources at various levels.
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    Re: Please help me identify the mandoline

    I can see where Jimmy is coming from. The green MOTS head veneer says Hoyer. The slot head and zero fret says European but the tailpiece, to me, suggests USA.
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