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  1. Re: ALVAREZ MANDOLIN F Style A900 early 1970's on Ebay

    I bought one off the music store wall in 1977 not knowing much at all about them, was just lusting for an F model.799.00 brand new and a monthly payment of 32.00. Beat on it for over 20 years on the...
  2. Re: Modern case options for teens Gibson A models

    I have my '22 A-2 housed in a gator case. Fits perfect, safe and sound.
    https://www.amazon.com/Gator-Deluxe-Molded-Mandolins-GC-MANDOLIN/dp/B003N18ZC8
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    Hughes F-5 #8

    Just finished this one up today. Number 8 in the F style. I'm Happy.
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    Re: Inexpensive F style case

    Search ebay: New Top Grade Microgroove Pattern Hardshell Mandolin Case for F Style Mandolins... 41.77 with free shipping. I've bought several of these, they are just fine.
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    Re: Which Cumberland bridge?

    As stated above, it's not plug and play. But a standard full contact will make a noticeable difference.
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    Re: bridge question?

    Full contact Cumberland on my '22 A-2. It's a beast now.
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    Re: bandsaw blade recommendations

    I've been using timberwolf for a couple years now on my big ol grizzly. 1/8" and 1/4" mostly. I have nothing bad to say about them.
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    Re: 1922 A4 with Handels

    Treble side handels..
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    Re: Case for mandocaster

    When I bought my reissue 4 string when they first came out, a soft case was available through fender. I got one. Fits well and protects it. Lots of storage too. I jazzed mine up with a moongazer...
  10. Re: Advice needed on shipping Gibson A-Jr to UK

    First class intl. shipping is only good on packages 4 lbs. or less FWIW.
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    Re: Ebay - A model, lost cause?

    My thoughts exactly. I'm a sucker for restoring basket cases but not at that price.
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Here's my latest,#7, in the white for test driving. I put a couple cell phone vids on youtube. Under Hughes mandolin # 7. Red spruce top, curly maple elsewhere.
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    Re: Gibson A-5

    Mine dates to early 1958
  14. Re: What Do You Think About This Unique 1 Pc. Back?

    It looks to be on it's way to spalted.
  15. Re: Has Anyone Received Stimulus Check? (Possible Mandolin Conten

    Yep, yesterday..
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    Re: V joint question

    I meant the heel end of the neck.. I usually cut the 6 degree on the end while it's still in billet form, hence my term neck block.Just wasn't thinking.
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    Re: V joint question

    I use the siminoff joint and cut the 6 degrees on the end of the neck block. Straight through 90 degrees on the body cutout. Works just fine.
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    Re: In Tuneness and Buzz

    Check the truss rod nut, if it has one it could be loose. I've had them buzz because they had backed off and created a buzz.
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    Re: Ebay: Copy of a Lloyd Lane!

    Here's one I did, not exactly sea life but water life just the same.
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    Re: Loar tail piece pin

    A little dab of clear fingernail polish will work as well and it will still be removable in the future if need be.
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    Re: Which bridge?

    Cumberland acoustics.
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    Just got back from the auction, It went for 5500.00 plus 3% buyers premium and Va. state tax. I ran it up best I could but too rich for me. Traverse brace loose and warped, broken off/missing small...
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    My 1922 A-2 lives in a gator ABS case, fits perfect....
  24. Re: Bridge suggestions for 2000 flatiron festival f5

    Cumberland acoustics, great bridges.
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    Auction is coming up. I'll post updates.
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