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    Re: coolest shirt I ever had

    I'd get in line for one of these t's if offered again.
  2. Re: Know what this is? It keeps staring at me!

    I think it would be cool if a modern company (Eastman?) would produce a Shutt style design mandolin. It should include the cool pickguard.
  3. Re: Ultimate Vintage Snakeheadedness and Chocolatey Goodness

    I've covered 2 old A case handles now with thin black leather. I made a curved template and used a household sewing machine to sew one half. I hand stitched the other side and was pretty pleased with...
  4. Re: Neck heel crack repair on beater mandolin?

    I'm pretty sure these were butt joints involving 2 dowels, maybe 3 if they were feeling generous :)
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    Re: Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    Nice detective work!
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    Gibson F-5 neck on Ebay

    Was this a model offered in the 60's or 70's by Gibson? It is a mortise & tenon neck joint so?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/144814947876
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    Re: removing the top of a 1915 Washburn

    It is cool, I just watched this youtube video of a mod to make a soldering gun with an exacto blade - same idea and perhaps more versatile?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpZJrMWLSiM

    Or just...
  8. Thread: Curious

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    Re: Curious

    A bowlback mandolin, I suppose. I'm not too familiar with German made instruments. Here's a Wettengale gutiar for sale:
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    Re: removing the top of a 1915 Washburn

    Can you provide more photos of your project? My experience with flat back mandolins is most of the time, the backs are already loose in places and I'll take the back off rather than the front to...
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    Re: Mandolins in the Movies

    Love those early photos of the Dawg. I remember getting the early Dawg recording back in the day and being amused at how young David looked.
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    Re: Mandolins in the Movies

    I'm sure it's been mentioned before in this thread, King of The Gypsies, featuring some great music played by The Smith Street Society Band, Stéphane Grappelli, Matt Glaser, violin; David Grisman,...
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    Re: What's it worth? a 1970's Penco F5

    I become aware of the Penco brand from when I lived near Philadelphia. I picked up this spruce top (solid) and maple back and sides (laminate) Penco acoustic guitar, 70's era. It needed a new bridge,...
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    Re: Everett Kettler Mandolin

    Here's one currently on Ebay, looks perfect:
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    Re: Thats a suprise

    I kind of like the inlayed faux scroll, even if it is a reverse scroll. I've often thought the Gibson A-5 lump scroll could benefit from some artful scroll inlay to at least justify the presence of...
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    Re: Mandolin Cafe Milestones

    I feel like an old timer in the 20 year membership mark. A milestone for me is seeing the Women with Mandolins thread that I started in 2006 still going with 119 pages. I still check in daily and...
  16. Thread: Gibson A2

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    Re: Gibson A2

    Here's a pic of an endpin removal tool I had made a while back. These are easy to make from scraps. I have had good success removing stubborn end pins with it.
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    Re: Bentrup Stealth in the classifieds

    I absolutely love the design of this Brentrup!
  18. Re: Vintage A-4 Mandolin Low Serial Number (Early Production)

    Buy it now is $999.99. The 9's have it. :)
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    Re: Gibson A4 on Ebay

    How'd I miss that? I'm amazed at the $$$ folks ask in cases like this.
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    Gibson A4 on Ebay

    Here's one on Ebay, seems a little pricey for a starting price on a project. Top cracks of this severity would be hard to hide.
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    Re: Ozark 2255SD - any info, price etc.?

    here's a previous thread r/e Ozark:

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/threads/83479-Ozark-2255-f-model-vs-the-loar-520-f-model
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Mike, I would guess those tuner holes have been enlarged to allow the replacements to fit. The grommets are large and probably hide the evidence.
  23. Re: Does Gibson have a website for it's mandolins?

    I purchased a Fern through Morgan Music, they were nice to deal with.
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    Re: Jubal Mandola F style

    I imagine being sold as a project would scare off the casual player/buyer. A mandola also would reduce the number of prospective buyers. I often will take a chance and speculate on instruments that...
  25. Re: Looking for some help on recent luthier visit.

    I would hope the instrument in question has enough value to justify not only the $600.00 spent already, but also what expenses are to come to make it playable. In some cases it's better to sell an...
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