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  1. Re: I知 afraid woodshedding has made me worse

    Bring the 514 along so you can compare the two. Heck, bring the Kentucky too and see if you can do some horse trading if you are smitten with the 815.
  2. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    I remember decades ago, reading an interview with the folk singer Odetta. I believe she called her guitar "Baby", but any way one day she brought a new guitar home and put them on her bed next to...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Getting close...
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    Re: Chechen wood for back and sides?

    Chechen wood...

    https://www.wood-database.com/chechen/

    I had never heard of it before but it looks like it would be worth a try.
  5. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    Jim, all I can say is...WOW! :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Bruno bowlback tailpiece

    This engraved one just landed in the classifieds yesterday....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/196567#196567

    NFI
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    Re: coolest shirt I ever had

    Thanks Mike, and I see that Cafe gear is at the bottom right of the home page.
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    Re: coolest shirt I ever had

    Pardon my ignorance, but how does one find that page on the cafe? I cannot find the Cafe merchandise page either. :confused:
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    Re: Warren Ellis 5 string Baritone Tenor

    double reply, sorry.
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    Re: Warren Ellis 5 string Baritone Tenor

    <Violates forum posting guidelines.>

    True tenor guitars have four strings and a scale length between 21 and 23 inches. Any thing longer is a plectrum guitar. At 26 inches you will have your...
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    Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    Michael Daves playing one on "The Georgia Crawl"...

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    Re: Thats a suprise Regal Reverse Scroll

    Wow, this thread really has gone astray. Um, isn't sausage "food in a tube"? :whistling:
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    Re: 2nd Mandolin. Ellis? Gibson? Clark? Weber?

    Or you could get another Collings...

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/195542#195542

    NFI
  14. Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    The neck is coming out due to the pressure of the strings. CA glue will not help you. Time for a new mandolin.
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    Re: Eastman 514 vs 314

    In the past I have owned both, albeit some years ago. The 514 will have a glossier finish, nicer tuners and more figure in the maple sides and back. The 314 has a thinner, matte finish and plainer...
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    Re: Luthier in Central Florida

    DRBren, I do not know of anyone in this area that can help you. Hopefully the other recommendation will work out.

    If you are ever up my way check out the Heritage Boat Works at the lighthouse. We...
  17. Re: How often should my mandolin need to be tuned?

    The A strings on both my mandolins are the bane of my existence.
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    Re: Luthier in Central Florida

    Thanks for the recommendation JB but I am retired from instrument work. My time is spent volunteering and building wooden boats at the lighthouse.
  19. Re: Neapolitan Mandolin Build in Naples - November 2022

    Gluing the linings with fence staples, gotta love it. ;)
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin T-Shirts!

    And here they are! Looks great Sue.

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/195896#195896

    NFI
  21. Re: Early Gibson F-4 mandolins with both carved and arch tops?

    They are the same thing using two different terms. The tops and backs are carved from a thicker piece of wood (as opposed to a flat top) to produce an arch, like a violin.
  22. Re: 敵ibson style used Craigslist mandolin

    If I were you, I would pass. It is not worth the asking price.
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    Re: Help ID a song on Shawn Brock vid

    I can't name the tune but it does a bit like Doc Watson.
  24. Ain't in it for my health; a film about Levon Helm

    A pretty moving documentary, Levon plays mandolin at the 52 minute mark as well as the end in a very touching scene.


    bMCurMyP4n8
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    Re: Spring Reverbarator---1901

    Pelone, it's all good, sorry I came off sounding so harsh. I spent most of my career as a luthier and violin repairman for a professional violin shop in NC. When I see an illustration of metal spring...
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