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  1. Thread: Bag or case

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    Re: Bag or case

    A gig bag would be convenient. A hard-shell case would protect your Collings from the world.
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    Re: Pain in fretting hand

    I have arthritis in the bases of both thumbs. I also struggle with bone spurs in my neck that occasionally cause pinched nerves that give me pain and tingling in my left hand.

    To fight the...
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    Re: Terada mandolin

    I'd say go for it. I learned a lot about mandolins by rehabbing a totally shot Osborn Sammo mando, followed by some more focused repairs on a sadly neglected/abused Stahl. Good luck!
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    Re: martin bowlbacks

    I've seen more ornate Martin bowlbacks go for $1,000 to $1,200. I would guess this plainer-looking model is priced correctly. I played one of the more ornate models in a music store years ago. It...
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    Re: Stanley Lorton Flat top

    Koa definitely is beautiful. But the Martin-made koa mandos sound muffled to me.
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    Re: Gibson A-50 up for auction

    Sold for $525. Even with the additional premiums, that looks to me like a good deal.
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    Gibson A-50 up for auction

    https://www.proxibid.com/Gibson-Mandolin/lotInformation/63818220#topoflot

    Price is rather low. Looks to me as if this one once had some kind of microphone attached in the past. No clue on the...
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    Re: New old pocket mandolin

    Lovely. Enjoy!
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    Re: Grisman Dawg leash?

    I believe Tiny Moore used one like yours on his Bigsby.
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    Re: Newbie found a mandolin

    The action appears high and the joint where the neck meets the body needs close inspection. Getting a luthier to evaluate it in hand will give you more than guesses at a distance.

    Meanwhile,...
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    Re: Marlon Brando playing a mandolin!

    Ha! That would be perfect. But I think it's actually a Martin Style 2-15.
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    Re: Modern Case for 1920's Gibson Model A

    You may wish to check out TKL cases. I keep my 1914 Gibson A in one.

    https://www.tkl.com/products?categories=mandolin
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    Re: Tulsa Mandolin Club launched

    Congrats and good luck!
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    Re: Weird nut on Planet tuners

    I've removed similar nuts by using a pair of needle-nose pliers VERY carefully.
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    A mystery mandolin on Craigslist

    This Craigslist bowlback has the most amazing back. The pictures make it look as if it was carved or molded -- not by assembling staves.

    Also, the tuners are odd -- and oddly placed.

    Anyone...
  16. Re: Name the tune? (The Mandolin Store Eastman Mandola demo)

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Nugget Tailpiece on Flat-Top

    Cool. I had my own Franken-mandolin years ago -- basically an eight-string laboratory. I think that's a great way to learn. Good luck with it!
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    Re: Nugget Tailpiece on Flat-Top

    What kind of bridge is that -- a Red Henry? Something else? What's the saddle made of?
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    Re: A-style finished

    Bravo!
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    Re: Vintage tuner maintenance

    Good job!
  21. Re: My restauration of my Pochette Mandolin is finished.

    You did a great job! Bravo!
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    Re: Name This 30s Mandolin!

    The body shape reminds me of an old Bacon Professional. But that's where the similarity ends.

    Bacon Professionals have a different headstock, different tailpiece, smaller sound hole and a...
  23. Re: Reeltime Travelers: Has Their First Album Vanished?

    I got to that link through Sweetwater Music's page, so it appears you are right -- sorry. I'd never pay $200 for a CD, either.
  24. Re: Reeltime Travelers: Has Their First Album Vanished?

    Sweetwater Music appears to have the group's first CD for sale:

    https://www.discogs.com/The-Reeltime-Travelers-Reeltime-Oldtime-String-Band-Music-/release/9907029

    Good luck with it.
  25. Re: Article: The Mandolin Store and Mandolin Cafe Kentucky KM-120

    Yessir. See you at orchestra rehearsal!
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