All Discussions Tagged 'mandolin' (13)

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Luthiers directory

Hello,I'm french and i don't speak a good english, sorry. I like musique and the lutherie.I do a luthier directory listed by countries, reg…

Started by 4allmusic

0 Sep 20, 2014

mandolin dimensions

Hi, My new project is a mandolin with "Tajibo wood" wood from amazonia. I want to do something like the epiphone mm 50, but I need some dim…

Started by Alvaro Balderrama Chiappe

2 Jun 16, 2014
Reply by Ned Knepp

Old Potato Bug Mandolin project

I just accepted this project to restore an old potato bug mandolin. I plan to simply clean it up, retain original finish. Tuning machines a…

Started by Jerry Ryan

19 May 5, 2014
Reply by Jerry Ryan

Mandolin String Weight

I am not sure how to determine a proper weight of strings to put on my mandolin. I typically research such things, then include them on my…

Started by Joseph Brock

8 May 4, 2014
Reply by Ron frazier

Calling All Vintage Gibson Mandolin Experts

We have this older Gibson A4 (Appears to be from 1918-22?) in the shop and are uncertain about what it was originally like and what we'v…

Started by Steve Baker

7 Aug 15, 2013
Reply by Steve Baker

Plug and re-drill mandolin peghead

In 1982 in England the only replacement tuners were Schaller MNI3, sold as a replacement for Gibson mandolins. A novice, I knew not of spac…

Started by Paul Statman

23 Jun 2, 2013
Reply by Ned Knepp

Vintage Instrument Label Removal

I have an old ornate bowlback mandolin that I believe was made in Italy but which has two labels from a New York City dealer or store glued…

Started by Jim Garber

2 Oct 21, 2012
Reply by Jim Garber

Know a "Rule of Thumb" for small fretwire size?

My sense is that many fretwire conventions we use today are customer driven and tend towards large sizes. When I've worked on older instru…

Started by Ken in Dallas

4 Feb 25, 2012
Reply by Pierre-Antoine Roiron

Shellac finish care and general info wanted

I am awaiting delivery of a second-hand Big Muddy mandolin, which, in conversations with the maker, I have learned is finished with French-…

Started by Uncle Dave

8 Jan 19, 2012
Reply by Joe Fox

Neck Reset on circa 1920 mandolin?

A friend of the family brought me a 'Catania' mandolin by Alfredo Albertini, no.611.   It has loose bracing, some ... subtle topcracks, a v…

Started by STGuitarworks

12 Sep 22, 2010
Reply by Paul Breen


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