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  1. Re: Looking for recommendations on a ‘20’s Gibson oval A

    It was just dumb luck in my case. I bought my '06 on eBay for less than $1K only because I could return it if I wasn't satisfied. It was found in a Cali closet wrapped in towels. Definitely loved and...
  2. Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    whew - if I could get that kind of change for my Flatiron, I'd forgo the maple syrup and butter...
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    Re: NMD - Brentrup Model 23

    I also should add congratulations, Eric. You’re a very fortunate fellow.
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    Re: NMD - Brentrup Model 23

    Wait - what? The Homestead had a Brentrup? Sorry I missed that!
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    Re: Broken Gibson A mandolin- 1903

    Well, I’ve seen just the pineapple tailpiece for sale here, on eBay, and Reverb for upwards of $250…there may be enough salvageable for $300.
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    Re: Interesting mandocello on Reverb

    I think Willie also told me that Finn makes them out of reclaimed wood - is that correct, Eric?
  7. Re: Modern case options for teens Gibson A models

    The Superior CD-1521 Deluxe Hardshell A Model Mandolin Case fits my 1906 Gibson A-1 (and my 1955 Levin) like a glove!
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    Re: Help ID my The Gibson Mandolin

    I can see your photos just fine.

    Can you see if the FON (Factory Order Number) is still visible? That number would be found inside the body of the mandolin as you look towards the neck.

    That...
  9. Re: Protecting mandolins from changes in climate

    I don't think I've seen this addressed in the thread yet (and if it has been, I apologize for being redundant) - but is there a difference between storing your instruments in a gig bag vs. a hard...
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    Re: Best all time Inlay's

    Maegen Wells' logo head stock inlays. Simple & Elegant:

    https://www.pegheadnation.com/instruments-gear/fine-lutherie/maegen-wells-style-mandolin-and-15-inch-archtop-guitar/
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    Re: Cullng the herd

    I'm still sentimental about my bug...
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    Re: your mandolin ownership history

    I also started playing too late in life to probably get really good, but I do love the mandolin and was curious about how different styles would sound and what I might like best (turns out my...
  13. Re: Gold Tone OMS Bronze Wound Strings on a Trinity OM TM-325

    How much total tension does one what to have on a Trinity Octave? (Sorry if this seems like a silly question, but I'm kind of new to this...)
  14. Gold Tone OMS Bronze Wound Strings on a Trinity OM TM-325

    Seeking some advice ... I recently purchased a used TM-325 and should replace the strings. Is there any reason why I couldn't use the Gold Tone OMS Bronze Wound Strings on it (.016 -.020 -.035 -.050)...
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    Re: Why Mandolin?

    Learned to play the clarinet (Eb, Bb and contrabass), the piano, the oboe, the guitar, the banjo (5 string). But never really loved them enough to practice on a regular basis. Then, a couple years...
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    Re: Goat Rodeo Tiny (Home) Desk Concert

    Goat Rodeo is always in my musical rotation; I never tire of them!
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    Re: Funk Mandolin - "Kiss" by Prince

    Just what the doctor ordered! That was terrific, Steve!
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    Re: Live from Here is no more

    Chris introduced me to so many musicians that I would have not have known about if not for LFH.

    Just heartsick...
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    Re: Irish Mandolin lessons?

    Marla Fibish also gives Irish mandolin lessons on Peghead Nation:

    https://pegheadnation.com/string-school/courses/irish-mandolin/
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    Re: Strap Recommendation

    I'm partial to these, as well: https://www.levysleathers.com/produc...rap-m19pr-blk/

    j
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    Re: Dwight Lamb's Danish Tunes

    Thank you, both!

    I promptly purchased my own copy from Missouri Valley Music.

    Can't wait till it gets here.

    Jean
  22. Re: How to approach practicing and improvement?

    Hi Simon.

    Can you be more specific about the sight reading app you recommend? there are a lot of options...

    j
  23. Sticky: Re: An invitation for members to use their real name

    Please change my user name to Jean Andreasen
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    Re: collecting and playing mandolins ?

    And sometimes we buy instruments because we simply appreciate the artisan work of the luthier.
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    Re: Post A picture of your favorite "A" model

    brand spankin' new: 2019 Meredith

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