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    Re: Hughes F-5 #8

    classy!
    looks very very nice
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    Re: Hughes F-5 #8

    Nice!
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    Re: Hughes F-5 #8

    Vernon, that is a fine looking F5!
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    New Vessel Loar A5 tribute

    Here is my latest. Not an exact Griffith copy, as I have not seen the original. But more of a concept instrument of the possible existence of a second Loar signed A5.
    Pic guard by Darryl Wolfe,...
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    Re: What Do You Think About This Unique 1 Pc. Back?

    I would be cautious about the stability of that wood.
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    Re: Yellowing/dye binding HELP?

    Other than very small touch-ups, I cannot get smooth, natural-looking "aging" of binding by brushing, rubbing with a Q-tip, or any simple method. Only an airbrush works for me.
    I keep an airbrush...
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    Re: V joint question

    Yet to hear of any Ellis neck joint failures. I used dovetails on my first 6 or so, then built jigs to do V-joints, Then went a step further a few years ago and had CNC templates made like Tom's with...
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    Re: Neck bowing in an odd place

    I don't think the headstock is pitching forward. That's how it's machined, isn't it?
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    Re: Ebay: Copy of a Lloyd Lane!

    Very nice Vernon!
  10. Re: Flatiron, A-5 Artist Mandolin 1997 Thoughts?

    Not to derail from the original question, but yes, eBay's buyer protection will protect your money. But, it is at the expensive of the seller, if I may explain...

    As a longtime, 20+ years, 4000+...
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    Re: Teensie-Weensie little position markers

    Are you currently using brad point drill bits?
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    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    That's a nice looking case Vernon ;-) 1922 was a very good year! My Dad was born in that year! Thanks for the link, enjoy your A-2 :-)
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    Yeah, but not at that price. Lotsa restoration needed, and final result tone-and-playability-wise unknown. Not $5.5K+ worth, IMHO.
  14. edit of the bluegrass album with only bobby hick's solos

    i made an edit of the best bluegrass album


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p3fOB1AeDE
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    This is a fairly late 3 pointer, circa 1910. The finish appears to have been applied circa 1914 to 1919. It would be nice to see a picture of the back.
    The rectangular case is a true rarity for...
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    Hey Vernon.. that's one of only 2 I've seen like it. What happened there to my eyes is a refinish job at Gibson around 1915-1924 or so, as that would be a time that such a color and such a case could...
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    Re: 3 Point F-4 Torch and Wire

    Thats a cool looking F4

    The serial numbers not to far off from mine.
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    Re: Truss rod angle and depth

    I asked this question pretty extensively a few years ago among the best builders in the world. Ten different people gave me about 25 conflicting answers so......I took the top ten designs, depth,...
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    Re: XT D'Addario Mandolin Strings?

    We mailed 5 packages to winning entries yesterday, USPS Priority, so could arrive Wednesday, Thursday at latest. Believe 5 winners that are Forum members--I typically check just out of personal...
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    Finally done!

    I restored this old Kay for a dear friend of mine. His dad played it back in the 60-70s. At some point the neck block was broken. A band mate “repaired” the neck by filling it full of glue and...
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    Sierra Hull and Chris Smither Live show

    I have been a Chris Smither fan for a long time and when i came across this I was thrilled.
    Chris and Sierra play "Killing The Blues" together at the end.
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    Re: Heads up! Nitrocellulose products dwindling

    That seems like a logical definition for oil varnishes, of course it would also include waterbase, polyesters, urethanes, etc. And it would make shellac and "spirit varnish" lacquers. Which is...
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    Re: Top 5 Sam Bush tracks

    The whole record "Sam and Alan Together Again". My all time fav mandolin recording.
  24. Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Probably Bobby Osborne ''s Fern...
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    Re: Vintage necks

    Boy Vernon that looks and has the flavor just like a sweet jacked up "In a fantastic way" Old Gibson F-7! Even looks like the 34-35 Gibson type top sunburst! I'm drooling buddy!
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