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    Re: Vintage Gibson Pickguard Observations

    In the teens version, where the pin went into the non adjustable bridge, there would have been a felt washer keeping it centered. These mostly got lost so the pin became moot. The older style...
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    Re: Random mandolin sightings

    What is even more salt in the wound is that at 5:25 Jimmy identifies the mandolin as a "banjo"! :crying::mad:
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Darwin, your last pics are not working? :confused:
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    Re: Girouard Concert Master F Oval Hole

    Looking good! I do not think you will be disappointed. Max and Lauri build a fine mandolin. Congrats from another Girouard mandolin owner!
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    Re: My latest order for classical

    Good looking mandolin Tyko, what type of tuners are those? I have never seen anything like them.
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Enjoy your mandolin journey! You need to seek your inner "Jethro"....Burnes that is.
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Sue, I think that would make the cut for "Americas Funniest Home Videos". :grin:
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Ah, yes, about those "Hillbillies"....





    :whistling:
  9. Re: NMD Girouard Concert A5 (pictures and a video)

    Chuck, I would also like to add that if you have any questions about your mandolin, Max and Lauri are the most responsive and supportive people you can hope to deal with. A true class act. Enjoy your...
  10. Re: Latest ignorant question: Bout like "boot" or like boxing mat

    Upper or lower "bout", pronounced like the boxing match.
  11. Re: NMD Girouard Concert A5 (pictures and a video)

    Girouard models from their website...

    http://www.girouardmandolins.com/models-and-pricing.html
  12. Re: NMD Girouard Concert A5 (pictures and a video)

    Frankdolin, the tune is "Over The Waterfall". It is a tune that I grew tired of years ago BUT Chuck puts so much fresh air into it I may have to revisit it (steal Chuck's chords). :grin:
    Beautiful...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Yep, been there , seen that. After working as a violin repairer and builder for 26 + years, I have seen lots of bug (cockroach) poo and even skeletons of mice inside instruments.

    That should...
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    Re: A new Art Deco inspired mandolin

    Beautiful work Graham!That design would make a good looking octave too.
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    Re: Finally got the 314!

    A few years ago I had a 315 and a 314 and liked them both very much. Just for fun, I hot-rodded the 315, Cumberland Acoustic african blackwood bridge (custom made by Steve with wood I sent him),...
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    Re: Finally got the 314!

    Congratulations on your 314! Now all you have to do is start obsessing over replacing the tuners, tailpiece and bridge. :))
    Oh and you need to disregard those inexpensive BC picks and go for...
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    Re: Curly maple wow

    Nothing more satisfying than a nice sharp scraper on the finish surface of curly maple.
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    Re: New Mando on the way...

    Congrats!
    Must be an optical illusion, the 815 looks much smaller than the 505 and the Fender in the photo. :confused:
  19. Re: B-compact acoustic double neck mandolin and guitar

    I think it was a custom build.
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    Re: 2018 Frank Tate tenor guitar!

    Great tenor and a great tune Jill! I'll have to steal it and rename it "chicken in the kitchen". ;)
  21. B-compact acoustic double neck mandolin and guitar

    While going down the rabbit hole of double necked mandolin-guitars in the Emando forum started by Jim Hillburn, I came across this video by B-compact about their acoustic, double necked,...
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    Re: New Mando on the way...

    This one?....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/170111#170111

    Looks nice, enjoy!
  23. Thread: My New Baby

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    Re: My New Baby

    JB, so you found a new baby.......




    Play her in good health! :cool:
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    Re: Building Bridges

    I wonder if persimmon would be a good choice too. It is the "white Ebony" after all and should be available.
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    Re: Blue Chip pick for oval hole mandolin

    You might want to consider Apollo picks as well.....https://www.apollopicks.com/

    I like them better than my BC, have both the casein and peek styles.
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