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Thread: Johnny Marvin professional tenor - Bridge pins Problem

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    Default Johnny Marvin professional tenor - Bridge pins Problem

    Hi everyone
    Finally i got it! A really nice Johnny Marvin Uke!
    it is my dreams uke.
    The only problem is that it doesnt have the bridge pins.
    I bought some acoustic guitar pins but they just dont fit in.

    Any marvin owners here that could help me? I would really appreciate it
    thanks in advance!

    cheers from argentina!

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    I don't know anything about your uke but Stewart-MacDonald (stumac.com) has a wide selection of bridge pins of different sizes.
    Life is made of chords, not just single notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackwhale View Post
    I don't know anything about your uke but Stewart-MacDonald (stumac.com) has a wide selection of bridge pins of different sizes.
    Thanks a lot! i will check there!

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    you could try sanding the ones you have down. they sand pretty easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strumsilly View Post
    you could try sanding the ones you have down. they sand pretty easily.
    you are right! thats a good idea! will try that.
    thank you

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    The last I knew, there was a guy at Elderly Instruments in Lansing Michigan who will make custom bridge pins. He makes ukulele bridge pins for Dave Talsma. Ask for "Stretch".

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    Awesome! Another Johnny Marvin owner! I think that it's an absolutely amazing instrument, and I'm loving it more and more every day. Yours still has the headstock logo, too, which I love.

    On mine, someone replaced the pins ages ago with carved pieces of rosewood. I have one of the original ivory pins and I was thinking about trying to get a set so they match...but on my uke I think I love the mismatch, it adds to the character mine has picked up over the last 80+ years.

    Here's my bridge:





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    Beatiful pics! I agree, it looks cool with the missmatch pins.
    I have resolve the pins problem in mine! Acoustic guitar pins could be sand down so easily. Now they fit in those small holes.
    I think that these johnny marvins are one of the most beatiful sound ukes ever. Mine has a lovely mahogany sound.
    Here is one pic with the new strings and pins


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    It looks great! I love the airplane bridge and the pins. The aesthetics of the Johnny Marvin are so neat. You should post a video

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    Ahora veo donde van a parar mis cuerdas aquila,deja de comprar cosas raras Gaspar.

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