The craze began in the 1880s, when a group of Spanish musicians took Boston and New York by storm playing bandurrias, an instrument that resembles the mandolin in several respects.The mandolin was an easy instrument to popularize, given the role of music in society at the time.
These orchestras often included up to 50 or 60 pieces, including mandolins, guitars, mandolas (the mandolin equivalent of the viola), mandocellos (the mandolin equivalent of the cello), and mando-basses.
Instruments A-Style Mandolin F-Style Mandolin Mandola and Mandocello Vintage Dealer's Roundtable Saturday Morning Luthier's Corner Mandolin Builder's Super Summit The Virzi Vortex Mandolin Buyer's Guide It's a start of a new CGOW week here with Charlie Derrington! Charlie Derrington is probably most famous for putting Bill Monroe's Loyd Loar July 9th 1923 mandolin back together after it was smashed to pieces with a poker.
It is the soprano member of a family that includes the mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello and mandobass.
There are many styles of mandolin, but three are common, the Neapolitan or round-backed mandolin, the carved-top mandolin and the flat-backed mandolin.
The whole world held it's breath as it awaited the return of the mandolin.
It was a unbelievable job that brought tears to Monroes eyes. Charlie Derrington has also brought the Gibson Corporation back on top in the mandolin world today. removing the resonator is no more invasive than raising the hood on a car.Although many fans of electric-guitar god Jimmy Page only know the mandolin as the high-pitched, plucky sounding background instrument in Led Zeppelin’s “The Battle of Evermore,” the mandolin was largely responsible for the spread of the guitar in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was itself a major musical phenomenon.Charlie had Gibson go back to all the spec's used in the mandolins of the 1920's.One of the big changes was going back to the traditional Dovetail neck joints instead of using the Bolt-On necks of years past." And I opened up the case and there it was, this wonderful Gibson F-5 mandolin.