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Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin

GUEST,Jack Cook 30 Dec 03 - 09:55 AM
JWB 30 Dec 03 - 03:54 PM
GUEST,Jack Cook 31 Dec 03 - 08:22 AM
GUEST,Maurice 31 Dec 03 - 04:13 PM
JWB 01 Jan 04 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Jack Cook 02 Jan 04 - 09:18 AM
GUEST,Walliostro Zither mandolin 06 Jan 04 - 07:21 AM
GUEST,gail.jones7@tesco.net 04 Oct 04 - 05:35 PM
GUEST,matt clayfield 09 Mar 10 - 08:40 PM
Sugwash 10 Mar 10 - 03:50 AM
GUEST 20 Aug 14 - 05:54 AM
GUEST,Francesca 04 Apr 15 - 03:19 AM
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Subject: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: GUEST,Jack Cook
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 09:55 AM

I've just obtained an old banjo mandolin. It says "Walliostro zither mandoline" on the peghead. I believe it's from England, and the previous owner thought it was from the turn of the century (20th), but I really have no idea. Does anyone have any information about this company, their instruments and their histroy? Also, I need to find a new bridge for it, as the existing one is too high, and I need to lower the action. It would be a wooden tenor banjo-type bridge. I want to keep the original one as is just in case I need it, rather than sand it down. Anyone know a good place to get such a thing (US, preferrably, as that's where I live)?

thanks,
Jack


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: JWB
Date: 30 Dec 03 - 03:54 PM

Jack,

Are you anywhere near New York City? If so, Mandolin Bros. would be a good bet.

http://www.mandoweb.com/workshop

And speaking of tech stuff, I have not been able to make a blue clicky using the utility that Mudcat provides. Sorry, Jack.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: GUEST,Jack Cook
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 08:22 AM

Thanks, Jerry. Mandolin Bros. would be a good bet. I'm a ways from NYC, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I'll do a search for them on the web and see if I can contact them.
Thanks,
Jack


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: GUEST,Maurice
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 04:13 PM

For any banjo-related parts try Stewart-Macdonald or Elderly Instruments. Both are in US and on the Web, and they do mail-order.
Good luck with your new banjo.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: JWB
Date: 01 Jan 04 - 01:54 PM

Jack,

If you're ever out west (Western Mass, that is), there's a first rate shop in Amherst called the Fretted Instrument Workshop. They don't have a website, but here's the address:

Fretted Instrument Workshop
49 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.256.6217

Strum on!

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: GUEST,Jack Cook
Date: 02 Jan 04 - 09:18 AM

Thanks for the info, Jerry. I'll give them a call and see if they can fix me up with a new bridge for it.

Jack


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: GUEST,Walliostro Zither mandolin
Date: 06 Jan 04 - 07:21 AM

Hi Jack,

Your story sounds very similar to mind. I when home Christmas and my mum handed me Walliostro Zither mandolin. She said it was my Great great granddads which would tie in with your turn of the century idea. I am English and so was he, which also backs up your information I have also had trouble with the original bridge being particularly high. I don't know how similar these two instruments are but I would love to see a picture.. b_beazley@fsmail.net and I would be happy to send one.

Take care
Ben


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: GUEST,gail.jones7@tesco.net
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 05:35 PM

Hi.
   I also have a Walliostro zither mandolin,which l have no knowledge of origin of makers,year it was made or value of .
I am hoping you or others could shed some light on the subject.
       Kind regards
         Gail Jones


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: GUEST,matt clayfield
Date: 09 Mar 10 - 08:40 PM

hi there. i also have recently purchased a mandolin that looks identical to one of these. also have the problem with the bridge being too high.. maybe meant to be like that? would be real grateful if someone could let us all know what this is about and ways that we can fix :) thanks alot
matt.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: Sugwash
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 03:50 AM

Looks like Walliostro might be a German make: clicky


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 14 - 05:54 AM

are these mandolines worth any thing?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Walliostro banjo mandolin
From: GUEST,Francesca
Date: 04 Apr 15 - 03:19 AM

Hi, have any of you been sucessfull in lowering the action? I have a small Wallistro Zither banjo (and yes they are German)I have moved and lowered the bridge and had the neck off and sanded it bu.t still the action is too high. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate hearing them. .


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