Category: Mandolins

6 Duos - Nos. 4-6 for 2 Mandolins

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Maker of Renaissance and Baroque lutes, archlutes, theorbos, and Baroque guitars. However in the 1970's they have tried to revive the kobza, and it is still used by folk groups. Was it also made by the Asian company Iida? Repairman Frank Ford's frets.com website has numerous articles of interest to fretted instrument builders. I also bought some abalone blanks from him. A very respectable import mandolin with a budget price. So I refused to surrender any money and insisted thaty ther sller perform as their auction said they should.

Selections From O Brother, Where Art Thou: Mandolin

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Anyone I have seen playing one was using it that way. The open pegbox joins the neck at an almost straight angle. In 1977, Gibson introduced the serial numbering system in use until 2006. [53] An eight-digit number on the back shows the date when the instrument was produced, where it was produced, and its order of production that day (e.g., first instrument stamped that day, second, etc.). [54] As of 2006, the company used seven serial number systems, [53] making it difficult to identify guitars by their serial number alone. [53] [54] and as of 1999 the company has used six distinct serial numbering systems. [54] An exception is the year 1994, Gibson's centennial year; many 1994 serial numbers start with "94", followed by a six-digit production number[ citation needed ].

Hal Leonard Mandolin Chord Finder 12x9 Book

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In Japan, Orville by Gibson once made Gibson designs sold in that country. [52] Gibson has sought legal action against those that make and sell guitars Gibson believes are too similar to their own. A lot of tone comes out of this instrument. The closed chording has the chop you expect and the single string full clarity that doesn't break up with aggressive playing. Two other good links to plans and museum collections are CIMCIM and their Technical Drawings of Musical Instruments in Public Collections of the World page; and Edinburgh University's Collection of Historic Musical Instruments plans page, including their new Portfolio of Drawings of Mouthpieces for Brass Instruments.

5 Psalms (s, T, Fl, Bn, Hn, Va, Vc, Mandolin) Score & Parts

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Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. The relatively few I have kept from buying that trash (maybe 400-500 customers) have been very thankful they invested a little more money in far-superior instruments, and they have shared this with friends.

Mandolin Tunes Made Easy

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Q: I have a Kel Kroydon mandolin in pretty good shape. The distance from the nut in millimeters is given on the top row. (This a 25-inch scale, or 622.3mm.) The open strings and the octave fret (half-way from the nut to the bridge) are highlighted. Web design by Maggie Lea and Paul Brack. All in all a bluegrass mandolin you would be proud to own and not be intimidated by any instrument in the jam. Gregg Miner has a website devoted to harp guitars, and similar harp-instruments.

Notecracker: Mandolin Chords

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In the United States, we know the mandolin as a back porch instrument used throughout bluegrass, Americana, and folk music. Sean O'Malley has posted some pictures he shot while visiting the Dayton C. The KM-1000 Kentucky Master Model Mandolin was introduced in the late 1970s in response to players’ and collectors’ requests for a mandolin that duplicated the best vintage instruments in every point of tone, appearance and finish.

El Choclo Tango Sheet Music Select Edition for Two Mandolins

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Whitsett Guitar Works, repairs and restoration in Lowell, Massassachuets. Fretted instruments were first introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in the nineteenth century and by the early twentieth century, the island variations of these instruments known as ukuleles began to make their way to the mainland United States. Please also see the History and Research sections of this website for help in identifying used and vintage instruments. FRETWORKS has offered quality-assured guitarshop services since 1982.

Play Mandolin Today! Beginner's Pack: Level 1 Book/CD/DVD

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Having made many guitars, countless mandolins & ukes, I'm always on the look out to make new instruments" - Sean Ash. We can construct a G major from the notes 3:2, 15:8, and 9:4 anywhere on the fingerboard. Now offering selected picks in stainless steel. Today we are specialists in all kinds of acoustic fretted instruments - banjos, mandolins, guitars, ukuleles and all the many variations thereof. Since 2010, the company has expanded to a state-of-the-art facility in Acton, Massachusetts.

Bach Two-Part Inventions for Mandolin & Guitar: Audio Access

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Concertgoers got a taste of South Africa as Chico Performances kicked off its 24th season with the eclectic music of the Johnny Clegg band. He was also very open for me to try his guitars and even started recommending certain models that would go with my fingerstyle playing. A member of the lute family of instruments, the mandolin features four strings, but with two strings tuned in unison for each of the four pitches.

Hal Leonard The Mighty Mandolin Chord Songbook

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It has a narrow neck with a flat tuning head, with 3 tuning machines from the back. In 2006 his interest in carved top instruments led him to introduce a line of electric guitars that players quickly embraced because of the instruments’ exceptional craftsmanship and tone. Gatcomb was the leading Boston, MA banjo and guitar maker, in business 1875-1895, he also advertised mandolins. After leaving Mandolin Brothers, Pete started his own shop, Hell Mountain studios, at his home in NJ. “When John opened Golden Age in Westfield he asked me to help with some repair work.