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Post by Loren »

The other forums got 'em, shouldn't we oughtta have one of them things too?
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Ask Dale. Stickification is his to bestow.
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Thanks dude, request submitted.

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Post by Thomaston »

I'll start, sort of, since my wife is out of town with the camera and I can't figure out how to transfer a picture from my phone to the computer. I got this Gold Tone IT-250 about 3 months ago, and love it.

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Mine came with a Renaissance head and a no-knot tailpiece, which I've since swapped out for a regular mylar head and a Waverly style tailpiece. I've also got a lovely Sampson bridge on it made of koa and tipped with bloodwood.

Edit to say, some may scoff at an openback tenor, but I've found it has perfect volume this way. I'm heard in a session, but I'm not a "cannon," overpowering and aggravating others.
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Here's one of the stable... Gypsy mandola. Sitka spruce top, cocobolo sides and back, ebony board.

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My fiddle is a 19th C. knockoff of a 1703 David Techler, complete with pretend nail hole plugs (technique not used by the mid-1800's,) and painted on cracks to make it look--at the time--150 years old. And now it really is 150 years old without any cracks. Just a few dings.
I am most fond of its low-lustre, nut-brown color. It was acquired from a famous Baltimore violin shop, Karl Holzapfel's, on Fayette St., for my sister, in the early 70's. After a stint of several decades in her basement before I rescued it and had it fixed up a bit, the peg holes were hopeless and irremediable. Hence, those pegs in the pic are permanently installed, geared, planetary pegs.
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Hello,
I'd like to share but, I'm not having much luck getting my images to show...any pointers? :-? kbr
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Hi KBR...Here:
http://chiffboard.mati.ca/viewtopic.php?t=23407
in the test forum, is a very nice tutorial on image posting, submitted by GaryKelly.
Maybe it'll help. Or post your link, and we'll take a look at it in "edit" mode, and see if we can spot the problem.
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Hello,
Thanks to Emmline's referral, I'm able to download pictures (thank you very much!) I play every Wednesday evening at the local session in Saratoga Springs. I've been into ITM for about 1-1/2 years now. In anticipation of being able to participate, I built a BanTar (guitjo to some) which I use every week. It's a real workhorse for me and since its played just like a guitar, required no change to my playing style. I flatpick it and also fingerpick it. It seems to cut thru many of the noisier evenings and it does draw compliments. The rim is of walnut and the neck, of mahogany. Fingerboard and peghead are Madagascar rosewood.Image
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I've always been interested in octave mandolins (well, not always) so I built one, just finished. I can play a few tunes on it and expect to get better once I get used to the strings being tuned to fifths which, with the longer scale length, requires some stretching. I'm very pleased with it and expect to turn around and build another PDQ. It has great sustain and a very nice punch to it. Hope you like it.
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My pride and joy is in my avatar.

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Dusty Strings Ravenna 26

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Here are my four harps (picture taken from my website, so pardon the outline and the "home"):

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Bottom to top:

Wee Fergus (the smallest), a 22 string Argent Fox in Cherry
Frodo, a 29 string Hummingbird in Mahogany
Fiona, a 32 string Dusty Strings in Maple (my performance harp)
Faeryn, a 25 string Triplett Christina in Maple (my ren faire performance harp)
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Ok, here's my babies, super-size-me mandolins. The one on the left is a true octave mandolin, four sets of strings tuned GDAE. The one on the right, back showing, is a one of a kind cittern/mando mix, having both single strings, and sets of strings. They were both made locally by a friend of mine; a seriously talented unknown luthier. I have another one on the way, and probably will ask him to build me a normal size mandolin next.

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Takamine guitar G Series GS330S Solid Cedar Topwith Nato Back/sides
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A French Fiddle that belonged to my Grandad (died in the 1970ies) dates back to 1st or 2nd world war time.
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Dave Freshwater Irish Bouzouki spruce top with mahogany Back/sides.

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