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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:42 pm 
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My new mandolin came in yesterday and I have found it difficult to play seated. So.......my wisdom says "put a strap on it dummy" ! OK here's the results. :? With no end pin the center of gravity is way off and the photo shows how it hangs now. Hard to play when you have to support it with your left hand and squeeze the bowl to prevent its rotation with your right arm as you play standing.

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Am I missing something here ? Actually seems a little easier sitting.

I'll post the pics of this wonderful instrument in the other section.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:17 pm 
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Hi,

There are a couple of options here.

1) A classical guitar strap that clips into the soundhole. http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/products ... itar_strap However, it will roll but still very manageable.

2) Put a couple of strap buttons on with the top button beyond the tipping point http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x274 ... Button.jpg Although your mando looks like it may have cost you a few pounds/dollars etc and you may not want to do this. Alternatively just one srtap button on the bottom and tie to the neck. Still likely to roll.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:07 pm 
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Should get plenty of answers at:
http://www.MandolinCafe.com

I can tell right away that's not a bluegrass mandolin. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:03 pm 
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It's a mandolin with lots of patches.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:34 pm 
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Get a slide and play it flat :wink: :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:16 am 
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Looks Italian to me from a distance


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:23 am 
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The neck , bowl and ebony fretboard were all hand carved by a Japanese craftsman. Then the carvings were sent to Vietnam where an inlay artist did some of the best Mother of Pearl inlay I have ever seen. The motif is dragons and yen/yang designs. Each small yen/yang has a small dragon following it through the cosmos. The purflin is thousands of pieces of MOP glued together with no gaps anywhere. Top is spruce and the bowl is dozens of pieces of exotic wood as Asian mahogany , Philipine mahogany and South American purple heart and Alabama yellow wood to name a few.

Once the inlay process was finished , the instrument was sent back to Japan for final assy of the neck , fretboard in a very nice hand made special case. When fretted , finished and a rough set up it was sent on to me.

Yes quite expensive but I knew what I wanted and the craftsmenship far exceeded my expectations.

Playability 7
Tone (well it's a bowlback) 7
Resonance (it resonates in G) 10
Fit and finish. 10
Inlay (gotta see it to believe) 10+
Wood and gluework 10+
Tailpiece thick solid bronze with MOP inlay 10+

yep it's in my top 10 most prized instruments , along with my piano , 68 D-18 Martin , and my Rickenbakers.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:35 pm 
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don't you have any convincing mando synth patches :wink:

or try yoga vacuums:


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She could use some cheese.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:11 pm 
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mrskygod wrote:
The neck , bowl and ebony fretboard were all hand carved by a Japanese craftsman. Then the carvings were sent to Vietnam where an inlay artist did some of the best Mother of Pearl inlay I have ever seen. The motif is dragons and yen/yang designs. Each small yen/yang has a small dragon following it through the cosmos. The purflin is thousands of pieces of MOP glued together with no gaps anywhere. Top is spruce and the bowl is dozens of pieces of exotic wood as Asian mahogany , Philipine mahogany and South American purple heart and Alabama yellow wood to name a few.

Once the inlay process was finished , the instrument was sent back to Japan for final assy of the neck , fretboard in a very nice hand made special case. When fretted , finished and a rough set up it was sent on to me.

Yes quite expensive but I knew what I wanted and the craftsmenship far exceeded my expectations.

Playability 7
Tone (well it's a bowlback) 7
Resonance (it resonates in G) 10
Fit and finish. 10
Inlay (gotta see it to believe) 10+
Wood and gluework 10+
Tailpiece thick solid bronze with MOP inlay 10+

yep it's in my top 10 most prized instruments , along with my piano , 68 D-18 Martin , and my Rickenbakers.

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It is a very beautiful instrument indeed.


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