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    Re: Bobelock arrow case

    Would anyone know if this case would fit a F2 or F4? Looks like it would.
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    Re: New case for a F2?

    Thanks a lot John. Let me know if you end up finding a case that works. I did find this link to a Golden Gate Vintage 1920s case manufactured by Saga --...
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    New case for a F2?

    Hi all. Recently I got a good deal on a 1914 F2 that was renecked in the 1950s by Gibson (see photo). I love the mandolin and the price was right given the modification but it needs a new case and I...
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    Re: String preferences for Gibson A2-Z?

    Thanks all for your suggestions. Paul
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    String preferences for Gibson A2-Z?

    Hi all. I have been using EJ 174s on my 1924 A2-Z but would like to change it up a bit. Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Paul
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    Re: Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    Thanks all for the very helpful replies!
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    Gibson A2Z refret with larger frets??

    Hi all. I have a 1924 A2z that I am thinking of refretting with larger frets for ease of playing and comfort. Is that likely to be a problem down the road should I decide to sell it at some point? ...
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    Re: Posting front and back mandolin pic

    Thanks Jim! Paul
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    Posting front and back mandolin pic

    Hi all. I posted an ad in the classifieds with a picture of the instrument for sale. It uploaded the front picture but I also also wanted to post a picture showing the back of the instrument along...
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    Thanks so much, KC, for posting your assessment of the Seattle F4. It is very hard to purchase an instrument (especially a relatively expensive one like a F4) sight unseen. Truth is though that...
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    Thanks so much; I'll check it out.
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    The case looks a bit beat up but maybe I could - thanks for the suggestion!
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    [QUOTE=Bazz Jass;1817048]Looks lovely. Are you speculating that it will need the extra work, or have you seen it in person?[/

    It’s based on a discussion I had with the mandolin guy in their repair...
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    Re: Gibson F2 and F4 mandolins.

    Hi all. Still looking for that great old Gibson F2 or F4... Found this nice looking 1926 F4 at a shop outside Denver (https://www.picknparlor.com/mandolins/1926-gibson-f-4). They are asking $4,000...
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    Re: Buying a 1911 F2 w/ repaired neck crack?

    Thanks Jim. Why would you look especially at a pre-Loar era F4 or F5?

    Paul
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    Re: Buying a 1911 F2 w/ repaired neck crack?

    Thanks much for the quick replies Bill, John, and rcc56! I guess I'll keep looking...

    Paul
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    Re: Buying a 1911 F2 w/ repaired neck crack?

    The asking price is $3999 CAN so about $3200 USD.

    Paul
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    Buying a 1911 F2 w/ repaired neck crack?

    Hi all. I have been looking for a good early 20th century Gibson F4 or F2 and have found a promising instrument at Folkway Music in Canada (a picture is below). The potential problem is that the...
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