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    Re: Vinaccia disection

    Nice job! It was fun to follow your progress.
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    Re: Bluegrass Mandolin for a Newbie

    It's hard to go wrong with an Eastman.
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    Re: Picking Fiddle Tunes?

    I think the term "Fiddle Tunes" in my area of the country refers to old time music. My band, "The Playin' Possums", plays the old time Appalachian music that was typically played for dances in the...
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    Re: Help a Newbie identify a banjo!

    I have a very similar banjo that I reconditioned and converted to a 5-string. It is branded "State" but I suspect it was built in the 1920's by one of the large banjo makers and sold to a retailer...
  5. Thread: New Gal

    by Pappyrich
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    Re: New Gal

    There are a lot of great learning resources out there, but you can't go wrong with www.mandolessons.com.
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    Re: Finish Repair?

    Thanks rcc56, I will give a pickguard some thought.
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    Re: Finish Repair?

    Decision made. I'm going to leave it alone and enjoy playing it as-is.
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    Re: Finish Repair?

    I probably should have said that my purpose is to preserve the wood, not make the finish look better. If wood preservation is not a requirement, than I will most likely leave it alone. Thanks for...
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    Finish Repair?

    I recently purchased a 1919 Gibson A1 that has some top damage due to many years of playing without a pick guard. The spruce has been hollowed some between the hard grain lines and bare wood is...
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    Re: Rotate a Profile Photo?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Rotate a Profile Photo?

    The picture that displays on my current forum posts is my old profile picture. The new profile picture displays on the "Edit Profile Picture" dialog page, but when I hit "Save Changes" I get an...
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    Re: Best Beginner Mandolin on a Budget?

    I'll second getting an Eastman 305. I still have the one I started playing mandolin with several years ago, and have no plans to get rid of it. I got it from The Mandolin Store (NFI). They are...
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    Re: Rotate a Profile Photo?

    New Info: I reduced the size of the image to 640KB, and the orientation is good, but I get an upload failed message when I try to save the changes.
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    Rotate a Profile Photo?

    I just uploaded a new profile photo, but it displays in the upload dialog rotated 90 degrees. Is there a way to rotate it in MC?

    This pic is the old profile photo
  15. Re: What to look for when buying a vintage mandolin

    Well, it looked pretty good in person. Not perfect, but good enough for my purpose, so I purchased it. I think that with a little tinkering with the setup, it will be fine. I do love the tone!
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  16. Re: good mando shops in Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia

    I'll Second Picker's Supply in Fredericksburg. I was there a couple of weeks ago and they had a good supply of instruments around your price range. They are an Eastman dealer and usually have a few...
  17. Re: What to look for when buying a vintage mandolin

    Well rcc56, I'll know in a couple more days if this is the one for me. I feel pretty good about it so far. Judging from the pics it looks OK, and the seller seems OK, too.

    I am hopeful, and glad...
  18. Re: What to look for when buying a vintage mandolin

    Thanks everyone for your insights. rcc56 I appreciate your offer to take a look at it, but I will be travelling through Alabama next Wednesday and will have the opportunity to look it over myself...
  19. Re: What to look for when buying a vintage mandolin

    The seller sent me some additional pictures that were not posted in the original ad here on MC. I'll try to attach a couple. If anyone sees something of concern I would appreciate their opinion. I...
  20. What to look for when buying a vintage mandolin

    I would appreciate any thoughts about things to look for when buying a vintage mandolin. I will be looking at a 1919 The Gibson A1 next week.

    The pictures, and the description, make it sound...
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    Re: Kind Of Iffy F-2

    That heal crack looks kinda nasty to me. Would be interested to hear some of the luthiers thoughts.
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    Re: Winton Mandolin.........Seeking Information

    Just to put some closure on this post, I offered the seller $50 and he turned it down. I'll keep watching for it at the antique store and if it is still there in a couple of months, I'll will call...
  23. Thread: Tuner Advice

    by Pappyrich
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    Re: Tuner Advice

    I just did a quick check, and you can get a set of Grover 309's for just under $60. These are a nice upgrade. They are a drop-in fit and you don't need to change the bushings. Will need to drill a...
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    Re: Revisiting a masterpiece j.

    Thanks for the intervention!
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    Re: Revisiting a masterpiece j.

    Like you, I'm sitting here in eastern VA, browsing MC, drinking coffee, waiting for the rain to start, and having a sever MAS attack. Just can't seem to tear myself away from the classifieds. Man,...
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