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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!
  3. Re: Article: KR Strings and Mandolin Cafe Announce Mandolindo Giv

    Nice, I want in on this action, Killian R. is a great builder! I've gotten an old F-2 from him awhile back! Will
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    Re: 1950ís Gibson F5

    I remember you mentioning your RW re-grad Gibby before, Did you have Randy put new tone bars in the correct Loarish position or were they just shaved? I love every RW re-grad mando that I've ever had...
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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: Loar awareness...beginning when??

    Wasn't Benny Cain going around with a trunk load of Loars back in the late 50's early 60's? I'm sure anyone who followed Monroe knew what he played as you seen more guys with F-5's in the 50's but...
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    Re: Happy 70th Birthday, David Grisman

    Happy Dawg Day:cool:
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    Re: Greetings Mandolinists!

    Welcome to the madness of the best instrument ever! May your quest be filled with progress and the most important aspect-FUN:cool:
  9. Re: Sharing my incredible thrift store find with you fine folk

    WoW sweet find right there! It needs some work but well worth it for your great purchase!
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    Re: In Memory of Dirk Mahling

    Cancer is such a pestilence! I believe everyone has had family or has family and friends with this terrible disease! My Ma is a two-time rare breast cancer survivor, my stepdad is about to the end of...
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    Re: Mandobass Trio

    Yeah man, not to mention some rare goods there!
  12. Re: Gorgeous F4 with Virzi at Retrofret in Brooklyn

    The Virzi's tighten the top and I love em! They still have the old F-10, I offered them a great price in 2012! 10 years later-WoW.
  13. 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...
  14. 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: Another take on the "Virzi"

    Wow thats pretty neat James!
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    Re: 1919 Gibson A3 Case

    I just saw your posted sweet mandos at the bottom;) You did good to help a fellow cafe person get a case they wanted bad, so I get why you separated them. I do the same stuff with parts, cases,...
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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: Roland White death?

    Sad another one of my favorites gone, at least we have the old records to remember what a musician!
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    Re: Help Identify the Tuners?

    Those look to be circa 1921 Waverly's to me, they have the amberish lines through the button-like marble effect-thats what it reminds me of. My 21 K-4 has the same buttons and when I talked with...
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    Re: Help Identify the Tuners?

    Those look to be circa 1921 Waverly's to me, they have the amberish lines through the button-like marble effect-thats what it reminds me of. My 21 K-4 has the same buttons and when I talked with...
  21. Re: If Northfields are so amazing, why so many for sale on cafe?

    I had one that I got in maybe 2011-12? It was #50 something, and thats when they had 2 models, I got the Traditional one in a full swap deal through Elderly. I got rid of a few old A model Gibson's....
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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: 1912 Martin bowl back and case

    Its very nice and clean! What else did ya score on to sell? we're all curious here as always as everyone has different tastes on their favorite mandolins-instruments!
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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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