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    Re: Early 1900s Gibson Catalogue

    I used to work with a guy that had amassed quite a collection of both original and reprints of those catalogs and a few “Soundingboard Salesman” literature. As well as some Vega literature as well. I...
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    Re: Ebay Gibson F-5

    Jim, you’re not old, you’ve just “Opened up”! Just like me!!��������
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    Doc, didn’t you post some pictures of that when you got it? If it’s the one I remember it is a stunning piece of work!!
    I’m always sad when I hear about someone “not accepting more work” postings....
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    Maybe we are looking at this the wrong way, we should be happy that there are an abundance of truly fine mandolins in the marketplace. As Scott said in post#20,
    Fine instruments are changing hands...
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    More to the point, there are 17 folks out there trying to realize some income from instruments not actively being played.
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    Re: Loars at Carterís

    I think Shaun is on the right track too, as well as you point out glassweb.
    More amazing builders out there than ever before, there is no denying that. The love of Loars is is less driving in the...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    Enabler! ��
  8. Re: Stephen Perry updates, shop running again, located N. Va.

    So sorry the Windy City didn’t accept you with the “Big Shoulder” generosity it used to be famous for. Prayers offered for your mother also, for continued health rest of your family.
    I think I need...
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    This is worthy of a bowl of popcorn! Pretty darned cool!
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    Re: Screamin' CL deal on a (very worn) F2

    Of course you can have a pass Sue!
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    Re: Punch brothers

    Sorry, not my particular cup of tea.
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    Re: String Pair Out of Tune

    Mark, he said he had not “thought of those” areas of investigation. Not that the advice was wrong.
  13. Re: Dead Sounding Strings - Do I have a bridge issue?

    Guitar shops are, ďdifferentĒ from a luthier with mandolin experience. Any shop that refers to the guy as a ďtechĒ should be viewed with skepticism, itís a very serious job requiring some more...
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    Re: Gibson Mandolin Bass

    You turn the little keys....��
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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    Had the chance to meet Wake Frankfield a couple of times, character is putting it mildly but, a finer fellow would be hard to find. Shared a gig with him once, he used my mandolin for his “Get up...
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    Re: Help Identifying Gibson Mandolin

    Pretty cool piece!
    Learn to play it!
  17. Re: "This mandolin was intact until my son sat on it"

    The Titanic was intact until it hit the iceberg. Just perspective.
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe hats

    A “Stormy Kromer” mandolin cafe hat!? Genius!!
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    Re: Weird nut on Planet tuners

    I really like Ray’s suggestion. The guys at a bike shop will probably give you a blank look but then will see the nut and go “Oh, yeah sure, just a second” then come back and pop it right on/off!
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    Re: Someone posted this on FB recently

    Folks, that is why I became interested in Bluegrass and mandolin!
    It’s the “learning” as much as the “doing”. Watching really amazing musicians do exactly the same “Where do you want me to do...
  21. Re: 1920s Gibson Factory Order Numbers location inquiry

    Usually located on the neck block.
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    Re: RIP Nanci Griffith

    So sad, yes, in the 21st century 68 is too young to pass to the larger life!
  23. Re: Emotional hearing, and changing out my 7-year old strings...

    When I was working at the music store, or playing regularly I could not go more than a month tops (back then I was really lashing that poor old mule) sometimes Iíd break most of a set in a night,...
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    Re: Broken Gibson A mandolin- 1903

    Wow, that’s painful to look at! I’m always sorry when I see this kind of accident.
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    Re: Distortion on mandolin

    Pedal? I don’t need no steenkin’ pedal! It’s just how I play:))
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