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    Re: Beware the mighty doubleneck

    Oddly perverse, but in a cool way!! I won't be bidding...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Eastwood Mandolins

    I have one of the 8 string variants with the Morgan Monroe brand. I believe they are all made in the same Asian factory and sold under different brand names. At any rate, it looks almost identical to...
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    Re: Ellis Through the Years

    Gorgeous mandolin...glad I'm not a lefty ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Fender mandolin and amp

    Sweet little rig you have there F-2 Dave!! Sadly I don't own an old Fender tweed amp but one may cross my path eventually. Currently playing through a new Super Champ X2. Sounds excellent though!!...
  5. Re: I keep studying mandolin with guitar: Following the clouds)

    Brilliant!!!!!!!!

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Oh my, that is gorgeous as well. I'll take one with an abbreviated ebony finger rest that mirrors the "deco' line of the treble contour. Oh sorry, I see it's already sold. Your sense of design and...
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    Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Graham said "The second of the Jimmy D'Aquisto inspired mandolins, This one of Sitka and Tasmanian Blackheart sassafras."

    Hi Graham,

    Could you post some info on the first of your Jimmy D'A...
  8. Re: Made a Bone Saddle for my F4. Big Improvement!

    I really, really hate those rosewood bridges with the large adjustment wheels. Sound killers for sure imho.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Need help valuing mandolin.

    Yours is the 2nd Vega cylinder back with F holes I have seen and heard. Back in the day, I played in the Providence Mandolin Orchestra and one of the members had (still has?) a blond Vega CB with F...
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    Re: RIP Arthur Stern

    Never met the man but I was an avid reader of all of his posts. Such a sad loss indeed.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: H1 Mandola tailpiece

    "Deverishry crever, indeed!!!" ;)

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Another D'Aquisto inspired art-deco mandolin

    Perhaps the inspiration for Jimmy D'Aquisto's design aesthetic? Beautiful mandolin BTW.

    196620

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Pick for Classical Music

    Back in my old mandolin orchestra days, there was only one pick to use on the mandolin parts (maybe 'dolas too) it was a Pettini pick.

    196562

    Good luck trying to find some, but start with the...
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    Re: 1987 Flatiron Artist A5 (Mint)

    Ouch!!! Don't know that I could bear hearing the details. Along the same lines, one of the biggest scores I ever made was recently buying a
    1992 Carlson signed Gibson A-5L, Bozeman, Montana made....
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    Re: F-5 intonation issue bridge placement

    I am assuming that "hand made" means amateurish, perhaps an early build for the luthier trying to learn his/her craft? All I can say is I hope you got it cheap. Good on you for helping to support a...
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    Re: Pickguard Mountain Brackets

    Like I said, the holes are drilled slightly undersized (compared to the pins) so it's just friction that holds them in place. Sometimes a drop of CA glue is used if there isn't enough friction to...
  17. Re: Could use help identifying this (supposedly vintage) Mandolin

    If you're looking to "dabble" in mandolin, this one should be good enough to get you started, given the caveats mentioned by rcc56 above.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: Pickguard Mountain Brackets

    There are many examples of abbreviated pickguards being attached with 2 small pins (nails) without the use of a mounting bracket. The nails are inserted into holes drilled into the side of the PG and...
  19. Re: Tony Rice Tribute-Richard Bennett & Wyatt Rice @2021 Camp Spr

    I wonder if the Ovation guitar Wyattt is playing comes from Tony's endorsement days with Ovation?? Curious...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  20. Re: Ashbury AM-240 Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    Yeah, I see the URL is a USA website too. Why not buy one and let us know what you think. They seem a bit pricey to me, especially if Hobgoblin has to ship from the UK.Too many obstacles to wade...
  21. Re: Ashbury AM-240 Solid Body Electric Mandolin

    Guessing they are not generally available here in the USA. Kind of nice looking though and I like the koa body.
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  22. Thread: Frank Wakefield

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    Re: Frank Wakefield

    Butch Baldassari also rooted in Bill Monroe's styles.

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
  23. Thread: 1987 Gibson F5L

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    Re: 1987 Gibson F5L

    This purchase is a no brainer decision. If you have the funds, just buy it. Nuff said...

    Len B.
    Clearwater, FL
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    Re: NMD Gibson A-1 from 1912!

    Bill is correct, no truss rods in Gibson mandolins until 1922 but with much beefier necks, truss rods were not needed in earlier mandolins. No worries on that front. Congratulations and enjoy!!
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  25. Thread: 1987 Gibson F5L

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    Re: 1987 Gibson F5L

    The "ice tea" sunburst seems to be more common on Carlson signed mandolins, both Flatirons and Gibsons. I think it's very attractive personally. I recently acquired a Carlson signed Gibson A-5L with...
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