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    Re: 1924 A Junior Snakehead: NMD

    Those Jr's are mighty fine tone machines! I hope they didn't get ya too bad with her being re-finished! I have a Feb 18th 24 Loar that Gilchrist re-varnished in 97 and there sure aint nothing wrong...
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    Re: NMD - Brentrup Model 23

    Yeah buddy, that is one mighty fine mandolin! I've never had the pleasure playing one of these! SWEET!
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    Re: 1950ís Gibson F5

    Most all F-5's and 12's from the 50's and 60's can be quite killer instruments, they just need some re-working such as the internal re-graduation and new tone bars that aren't mini 2x4's! I have a 42...
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    Re: Help with Vintage Gibsons (1910s-20s)

    Walter Carters recent book on Gibson Mandolins "the name escapes me at the moment" is also a great informative piece to go with what other members here have mentioned for you to look into. Just from...
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    Re: Help with Vintage Gibsons (1910s-20s)

    Yes, that is a plain A that looks like finish work done, new tuners, wrong bridge, no guard, a very long back crack. I'd say its worth less than 900 bucks, but it may sound fine but that era for me...
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    Re: 1919 Gibson A3 Case

    If you found a 1919 A-3 for 15 bucks off evilbay, why would you want to sell the original case? If you have a better case to haul your A-3 around in, I'd keep the original case so when you sell...
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    Re: Gibson J45 top repair

    If it was mine, I'd just make sure the cracks are glued and play it! I have a soft spot for any mangled looking instrument, for me its all about overall tone and the voice anyway, some people can't...
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    Re: In Praise of Hans Brentrup

    Thats a gorgeous F-5 and what a tone-voice! Slightly dark tone-Me likes her a lot! Great now he's on my evolving list of builders I wouldn't mind getting one made by him! I don't think he builds...
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    Re: Strad-O-Lin bracing and fingerboards

    I think if you added tone bars in the Loar spacing that would help immensely on tone and the top sinkage!
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    Re: Gibson A2Z - new family member

    Those snakes are all mighty fine-even those wide top grain A-jr's!
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    Re: Happy Birthday David Grisman!

    Happy Birthday for the MAN that got me into all those fantastic vintage instruments! Tone Poems was it for me when it came out in what 1994? I was a kid in school and was in awe and drooling over all...
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    Re: Strange F4....

    I've seen a lot of things in my short time but man, that photo above is something else! Sorry I couldn't resist.
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    Re: What new tuners for 1925 H4

    Yes, I do believe the good folks at Waverly are in the process of building these tuners again. Thats why I wonder if the OP can fix his set. Many of those old tuners work great once taken apart and...
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    Re: 1921 F4 - Rosewood fingerboard?

    My 1921 Cremona K-4 Mandocello has an odd but super KOOL fretboard-its ebony but almost half is brown! Gibson never blackened this board in! I need to get some good pix as this is another that's not...
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    Re: Lovely Torch & Wire Blonde F4 on Reverb

    I love the looks of those Torch and wire F-4's! The later 2 points are sweet but we can't discredit those sweet 3 points! I've been getting into some of the old Gibby oval hole goodies-Thanks mainly...
  16. Re: Carters have seven Loar F5s at the moment!

    They usually have a load of killer Loars and did ya count the 3 or 4 Loar H-5 Dolas they have! I'm lucky I live in the boonies of PA! They would get sick of seeing me daily if I lived close...
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    Re: Happy birthday Feb 18

    Yes, Sir Hendrik, I love this old gal! The first batch of these Feb.18th's all have it going on and mine is no exception. The Gil re-varnish looks the part and sure doesn't interfere with the voice...
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    Re: Help With Waverly Tuner

    I had a set of those bump end silver plated engraved pearl button tuners, I had them converted to F-5 tuners as they had a few busted shafts. I gave them to my Uncle. With Gibson any combo was...
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    Re: Scary loud bang when raising bridge

    This has happened to me a few times as I've adjusted my bridges before at full tension and in my times, I've done this it was the saddle that made the pop bang zoo because it got caught up in a...
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    Re: Kimble F5

    Thats a nice one! Kimbles sound great although just another of the many great builders I haven't been lucky to try.
  21. Re: New player with new instrument headache!

    Call em, and send it back! Also remember with mandolins you get what you pay for-I know many can't afford super high dollar instruments but there are some fine ones out there for deals!
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    Re: Mandolin As A New Direction

    It's never too late to start anything that is full of musical pleasure or anything that brings one out to be a better person. I'm just 43 and for years just made noise on mandolins and guitars but I...
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    Sticky: Re: Loar Picture of the Day

    I was just curious if the Virzi was installed first then the back put on, or the mandolin completed then the back sawn off and the Virzi installed "that's retrofitted" My Dec. 1st 24 was completed...
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    I must say that was awesome! Loved that instrument demo. On the first tune, that piece on the top is odd, I wonder if it has a bar of metal on the underside to get that sound?
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    Re: Gibson H2 mandola at Guitar Center

    It looks wrong to me, so I'd say it was refinished.
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