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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    But somehow ... just never ... quite ... enough ... ~:>
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    I have nowhere near the volume of eBay experience as you - I mean, I may have made 1-2% of your total transactions in my life - but the vast majority have been favorable. Until this year. I found a...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    And no one was. But now, the news is, it's baaaaack! And with that price reduction, this time it might actually go.

    Or not. ;)

    https://www.ebay.com/i/254980362178?ul_noapp=true

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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Could be. Sounds vaguely familiar. My experience was from a generation later. :confused: Whoever it was, his "contribution" was conflicting. He was good, all right, but it was also a distraction, and...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    A marvelous, mirthful, majestic extension of "Monster Mash!" Magnificent! I think there's even a bit of MC, most clearly heard toward the end.

    My ear worm of the musical saw is this gem from R....
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Ha ha ha! :)) Ouch! :crying: That's how it is when things get so funny they hurt. :confused: Another reason you wouldn't want teeth on a musical saw is they're hard enough to rassle into being in...
  7. Re: Is The Note On The 5th Fret Of Your Mando’s “A” String a “D”?

    That happens so rarely around here, it hardly bears mentioning. :whistling:

    Thanks for your clear, succinct input. Hopefully the OP is benefitting from the good advice in this thread mixed in with...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Ahem ... I believe musical saws have no teeth. No need. Also, one wouldn't want to damage one's tuxedo whilst presenting a concert. :whistling:
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    To be fair to the aforementioned clown, he did knock it off after a song or two, and did at least look for a yea or nay. It was indeed "nay." :whistling:

    Your bluesman should have tossed the...
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    This just in - just in case anyone was interested. Still. Before it's too late.

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    I'm not. Indeed, no one is. Not enough to bid on it, with time running out. True to the estimate - hasn't...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Well, in the hands of a master ... sure. In the encounter I mentioned, the offender was a clown - literally. That was his day job. :disbelief: And he didn't even ask. He just whipped it out, because...
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    Re: 1912 Gibson A

    I'll be done with an F-4, or an F-2. On the acoustic side. I still want a solid-body electric mandolin-mandola double-neck with whammy bars. That'll have to be a custom build, I reckon. ;)
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    Re: 1912 Gibson A

    Yeah, right? I was angling for just such a one, going for a good bit less than usual, was in second place ... which turned out to be too far back in the running. A miss was as good as a mile. Left my...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Yeah, I know. No kidding. A lot is going to depend on how much my luthier wants to put into it. Fixing the top right may mean removing it, undoing the ham-fisted existing work, putting things aright,...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    No jokes. Of the instruments so often reviled, rebuked, and run down in general around here (and plenty of other places), the accordion is the one I would defend. Sure, it lends itself easily enough...
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    Re: Need a new mandaloun?

    Sad to see Mandaloun is not running in The Preakness today. :(
  17. Re: Using cheaper mandolin for extensive practice.

    Yeah, what Tim said. Instruments are made to be played, and those vintage instruments have lasted this long because they were built so well. If you are concerned about damaging your mandolin - if...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Yep! :)) Guess them banjo-haters haven't found out about this yet. We're probably fortunate in this regard due to being very limited by region. And also, images and videos abound of the conch being...
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    Re: Carbon Fiber Mandolin Raffle

    Huh. Funny, we stopped getting the promotional posts for this a while ago. Wonder what happened? Not a whole lot of chatter about this here. Oh well!

    You'd think someone would have made an...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Oh, wait ... does the accordion player get killed? :confused:

    Oh, oh, even better - does the car the accordion player is in with the banjo picker, the bagpiper, the spoons rattler, and the musical...
  21. Re: A beginners 'riff' and my thanks to mandolin cafe

    It seems like you have pretty good instincts, or perhaps are just a lucky guesser. This right here IS the place to post your thanks! :mandosmiley: "General Mandolin Discussions" is a wide-ranging...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Thanks. Yeah, she came with that scraping and short crack above the soundhole I mentioned. The crack near the bridge happened on my watch. It's the most pressing issue. I hope my luthier doesn't try...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Ah, yes! I like a good cold Moosehead. I used to go to a monthly potluck/hootenanny, and our hostess-who-was-the-mostest loved the stuff. Would often provide a case. I'd often bring the same, if I...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    Exactly. I feel the same way. As can be seen quite clearly by the picture of my player. I am most likely going to be sinking some serious bucks into getting her spruced up, if my luthier is willing...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    I'm not losing any sleep over this either. And I am being a bit tongue-in-cheek in spots. But I do find this practice puzzling, and so I'm ponderously puzzling my way through, hoping to comprehend...
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