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  1. Re: Mandolins with violin-style construction are nothing new...

    I agree, that is very impressive looking! Never seen anything like that one, looks very well made, Great quality, the bridge looks too huge for it but otherwise very neat.
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    Re: 2020 tribute Vessel A model

    Gorgeous Gary! Love the wood combinations.
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    Re: 1951 F-12 Versus F-5 Construction?

    1949 was the transition year for the short neck and long 5 scale neck. The 51 F-12's may have the fret board glued to the top unlike the F-5 thats elevated off the top, the top elevated helps big...
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    Re: Young Sam Bush A5 video

    Yes thats a re-necked A-50 by the look of the bridge placement! I'd say 40's-50's by the side burst I seen? And I don't think thats the "Clarence-28" Maybe Tony's interpretation? It just doesn't look...
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    Re: Bad habits?

    Yes BAD habit! use your index and middle to get your G then you can introduce your ring finger and then your pinky to get the full G chop chord-Its all a pattern of repetition/practice.

    On your...
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    Re: Earl taylor's f5

    I'm pretty sure I played your old friend last year at Banjerthon, and yes if its the one it was/is a gnarly one! Weird my 24 with Virzi is the one after Mr. Osborne's!
  7. Re: My wife gifted me two mandolins for Christmas!

    She has some talent man! That's a very Kool painting! There needs to be more mando paintings in this nutty world!
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    Re: Question about A2 Gibson Snakeheads.

    Also a handful of 20's F-2's I've seen with tortoise back binding-pretty neat.
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    Re: Weird sound?

    Mix baking soda and super glue and fill in the slots-let dry-fast and recut them correctly.
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Hey Hank is that a Kimble with those sweet Pearl blocks in the board-looks like the one posted on page 3 someone else posted? I seriously have a thing for pearl blocks man! I think they are ultra...
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    Re: Worst scroll of the last century?

    Wow I'd never play a mando with a Devil/Demon looking face protruding and a Cross inlay beneath it-too me that's just very evil putting the two together and for the demon to be above the Cross!! No...
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    Re: Earl taylor's f5

    I do know Earl Taylors Fern is a later serial# of the small historical FON# 9140 batch, The # before his was Jimmy Gaudreau's Fern "with a 3 piece neck-tell me that doesn't scream a leftover early...
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    Re: Bridge foot marks/resale value

    It happens, seen it too many times! I'm sure the top is dented in a bit also from the bridge feet "Base" I've corrected that by fitting bases to full contact-that will straighten out the dips but if...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    Tony sure could play Clarence Whites old "Bone!" What a guitar man! Tony sure could pull the tone out of that ole Gal! I heard a story from my Uncle Dick Smith when he played banjo with the Country...
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    Re: RIP Tony Rice

    WOW, That is terrible sad and devastating news! Thanks to Tony and the Dawg on the original Tone Poems who this kid at the time scrapped the $ together to get that CD that started my vintage...
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    Re: How Many Like Blonde Mandos??

    Oh Yeah Nick-I like that blonde Kay man! Don't think I seen one like that as most are the burst version! Is the back blonde as well and are those solid wood Kay's? I had 2 matching 2004-2005 Collings...
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    Re: Looking for Gary Vessel

    I know for a fact Gary is still building and repairing as he's doing some work for me! To me anyway Gary is one of my favorite builders on a very short list of spectacular talented builders/luthiers....
  18. Re: Old photos - a hodgepodge of musicians - folkies +

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]190723 Here is Glenn Moore and His Cousins "My Grandpa Big Bill Smith on Mandolin" in 1974 I believe when he lived out in California,...
  19. Re: Gibson Master Model F5 @ the Mandolin store

    Yep Harvey's MM's and such are the very best since the 1920's! I love it but sure don't need it but want it-LOL!!!!!:cool:
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    Re: gibson f-model mandolins

    I had an 88 F5-l that was a hoss but the neck joint wasn't my favorite and when I told David Harvey I got rid of it for that reason he said good as he has had to fix way too many of those as they...
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    Re: gibson f-model mandolins

    I've had Gibson F models from many years! From the 20's thru the new Millennium! Some of the F5-L's from the early 80's were pretty good-I had one but the original owner had it re-graduated as he was...
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    Re: Duffy "Duck" Mandolin

    Old Thread and me being a HUGE Duffey fan, I'll comment-above Scotti Adams is correct on the recordings John used his "Duck" There is a you tube video from a fest posted recently and John is playing...
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    Re: Traditionally voiced A-style?

    Well me personally, I'm not a he fan of oval/round hole mandolins! I've had many from the teens-1920's, they all "that I've played/owned sure don't have the focus and say power of the F-hole models"...
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    Re: Gibson inlays

    My old 35 F-12 is on GBASE right now for sale! Its about mint but it has 1934 F-7 tuners I put on it as I kept the worm over gear gold plated engraved pearl button Waverly tuning machines as they are...
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    Re: Gibson inlays

    I know Jim, I love being a Geek and before I know it hours have past-LoL! There really should be a Gibson banjo archive as the inlays for those are super neat and different! I've seen some great...
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