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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: A Style Machine Heads with 24mm Post Spacing

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Guy - Posted - 03/10/2018:  07:05:49

I've acquired an old Columbus mandolin, the machine heads are duff and need replacing. The problem is the post spacing is 24mm and I can't find anywhere that sells them.
Does anyone know where I might be able to get them from, preferably in the UK?
Many thanks

Mandodennis - Posted - 03/10/2018:  16:07:47

23.65mmm is the widest spacing I am aware of in a set of new pegs. That would be an approximately 1mmm difference across the four pegs (3 X .35mm). This was the measurement in many pre war mandolins.

Guy - Posted - 03/19/2018:  13:28:20

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for getting back to me. Mine is not pre-war and it's only a cheap mandolin probably built in the far east. I was given it but I would like to get it playable.

Researching further, 24mm is 15/16" so I'm surmising it was an Imperial measurement. Still looking LOL :-)


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