#1
My grandfather liked to play various instruments and one of them was the mandolin.
Aparently, he was very good. My mom gave me his old mandolin.
It has been sitting in her basement for years, and it has bean abused. It has all but two of it's eight strings left and it is covered in dust. A gear for one of the tuning pegs is missing, and the finish is cracked.
I looked closely at the label inside by looking through the sound hole. and it is a Framus-Werke mandolin built in west Germany, in the heart of Bavaria.
The model number is: 6/41 g

I know how much it meant to my grandfather, and my mother said he played this partiqular instrument very well. I listened to someone play one on youtube, and I want to learn how to play it more than ever.

But, first, I want to clean this one up and fix it.

Anybody know about this type of instrument?

I'll post pics later
Last edited by Spooky_Goth at Jan 3, 2009,
#2
I would advise you to search around your local area for 'mandolin specialists' or whatever they are called lol or a guitar shop that does restoration, bring your instrument with you and ask them how much will it cost you to fix it up. I dont think you should 'do-it-yourself'

EDIT: Would love to see some photos
Oh btw, Im Russian. :stickpoke

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Last edited by persevvere at Jan 3, 2009,
#3
I took a damp cotton cloth with some mild soap, and I wiped the whole thing down, then I quickly rubbed the dampness away with a dry cotten towel. It looks a hell of a lot better then it was! All I have to polish it is "Liquid Gold" no way am I touching any guitar with that! I will wait and buy a smalll bottle of lemon oil. I don't need to be an expert to replace the tiney gear and screw for the one tuning machine that is defunct.
All I need other than that are strings, and lessons. I will read, and perhaps teach myself, not unlike some of the hardcore music greats.
Last edited by Spooky_Goth at Jan 3, 2009,
#4
Oh right, I thought the crack in the finish was serious and you didnt know what to do on the whole... Hehe looks like my advice was completely useless
Oh btw, Im Russian. :stickpoke

Fascinating people: Jon Stewart, Bill Murray, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Hugh Laurie, Seasick Steve, Eugene Hutz, William Shatner, Boris Grebenshikov, Anthony Hopkins.

Hohner HC 06
Washburn EA18TS
#5
Quote by persevvere
Oh right, I thought the crack in the finish was serious and you didnt know what to do on the whole... Hehe looks like my advice was completely useless

No, your advice was good and valuable.