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  1. Great article! Scott is one of my favorite...

    Great article! Scott is one of my favorite players, whatever he plays is seriously tasteful. It was real nice meeting him and playing a bit on his 39, its a great mandolin.
  2. Re: Virzi inquiry - Models offered? Tonal effect?

    The Virzi on my 24 F-5 makes it sound focused, tight, clean and crisp if that makes sense. Very refined and more delicate I guess I'd call it than the 24's I've played that don't have a Virzi. It...
  3. Re: Virzi inquiry - Models offered? Tonal effect?

    No problem Bob, I've been using this tuning on my 24 with Virzi for a long while now just playing around the house and love it, soothing and if there are beginners on mandolin this tuning may help...
  4. Re: 1938 Gibson H 1 mandola- electrified!

    Right on J. Condino "by the way-what a luthier-builder!", now did you ever take graduation measurements of that 1938 Gibson Mandola and a 1924 Gibson Tenor Lute and did a comparison? Well also tone...
  5. Re: 1938 Gibson H 1 mandola- electrified!

    I believe the few of the 30's Gibson Dolas I've seen are leftover 1924 Tenor Lute bodies, or they made some bodies in that same style as I've never had a 30's Dola in my hands yet to see how close...
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    Re: Hamlett Mandola at Elderly- Wow!

    Yeah man that is a looker, I seen her yesterday while browsing while I actually should've been playing!
  7. Re: Virzi inquiry - Models offered? Tonal effect?

    Correct the Gibson Loar signed F-5's with and without Virz's were not voiced for Bluegrass music! They were voiced for classical and such music of the day right. They were also voiced for 432 tuning...
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    Re: Gary Vessel Interview

    Thanks! Really great article on a fantastic and very talented builder! Gary builds some serious mandolins and is a talented/repairmen that can turn ugly ones into something very special!
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    Re: Gibson A3 number 74336

    That would be an A-3 I'd want! A white top with Truss Rod, slimmer neck also, that year they have the cream pickguard that has he straight edge along the board instead of the slight cut out like...
  10. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    I agree, that is very impressive looking! Never seen anything like that one, looks very well made, Great quality, the bridge looks too huge for it but otherwise very neat.
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    Re: 2020 tribute Vessel A model

    Gorgeous Gary! Love the wood combinations.
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    Re: 1951 F-12 Versus F-5 Construction?

    1949 was the transition year for the short neck and long 5 scale neck. The 51 F-12's may have the fret board glued to the top unlike the F-5 thats elevated off the top, the top elevated helps big...
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    Re: Young Sam Bush A5 video

    Yes thats a re-necked A-50 by the look of the bridge placement! I'd say 40's-50's by the side burst I seen? And I don't think thats the "Clarence-28" Maybe Tony's interpretation? It just doesn't look...
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    Re: Bad habits?

    Yes BAD habit! use your index and middle to get your G then you can introduce your ring finger and then your pinky to get the full G chop chord-Its all a pattern of repetition/practice.

    On your...
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    Re: Earl taylor's f5

    I'm pretty sure I played your old friend last year at Banjerthon, and yes if its the one it was/is a gnarly one! Weird my 24 with Virzi is the one after Mr. Osborne's!
  16. Re: My wife gifted me two mandolins for Christmas!

    She has some talent man! That's a very Kool painting! There needs to be more mando paintings in this nutty world!
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    Re: Question about A2 Gibson Snakeheads.

    Also a handful of 20's F-2's I've seen with tortoise back binding-pretty neat.
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    Re: Weird sound?

    Mix baking soda and super glue and fill in the slots-let dry-fast and recut them correctly.
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Hey Hank is that a Kimble with those sweet Pearl blocks in the board-looks like the one posted on page 3 someone else posted? I seriously have a thing for pearl blocks man! I think they are ultra...
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    Re: Worst scroll of the last century?

    Wow I'd never play a mando with a Devil/Demon looking face protruding and a Cross inlay beneath it-too me that's just very evil putting the two together and for the demon to be above the Cross!! No...
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    Re: Earl taylor's f5

    I do know Earl Taylors Fern is a later serial# of the small historical FON# 9140 batch, The # before his was Jimmy Gaudreau's Fern "with a 3 piece neck-tell me that doesn't scream a leftover early...
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    Re: Bridge foot marks/resale value

    It happens, seen it too many times! I'm sure the top is dented in a bit also from the bridge feet "Base" I've corrected that by fitting bases to full contact-that will straighten out the dips but if...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Tony sure could play Clarence Whites old "Bone!" What a guitar man! Tony sure could pull the tone out of that ole Gal! I heard a story from my Uncle Dick Smith when he played banjo with the Country...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    WOW, That is terrible sad and devastating news! Thanks to Tony and the Dawg on the original Tone Poems who this kid at the time scrapped the $ together to get that CD that started my vintage...
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Oh Yeah Nick-I like that blonde Kay man! Don't think I seen one like that as most are the burst version! Is the back blonde as well and are those solid wood Kay's? I had 2 matching 2004-2005 Collings...
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