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  1. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Note to self; Collings, not Collins.... Collings, not Collins.... Collings, not Collins....
    It’s a long story, old habits are hard to break..lol!
  2. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Thanks Mandosurf,
    I appreciate your comments and insight. I’m wondering just how much variation exist between Eastman mandolins, even of the same models. I was very surprised to see the differences...
  3. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Um.. More I thought about what you said, the more interesting it became.. Northfield... Iíve never had any experience or exposure to Northfield. Especially your comment about the neck profile being...
  4. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Latest update....
    I decided I wasn’t ready, not yet smart enough; that there were to many uncertainties about what I would, or would not like when it comes to neck profiles, to spend the kind of...
  5. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Thanks darylcrisp.. Very good post with lots of great information..

    I think “It’s the neck stupid” for me, for sure! Ha! But it did take awhile to figure that out. I do envy those that seem to be...
  6. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    I believe my original intent for this post has been accomplished. I’m very appreciative for all the comments and discussion. As much as I want, or at least think I want an upgrade, now may not be the...
  7. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    I think you are correct..
  8. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Killntime I think your observation is right on track.. It is the little details that matter! I think what I'm beginning to see is that sometimes you attention is directed in the wrong direction, and...
  9. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Not that it really matters but the referenced Kentucky in the original post was a KM-254, not KM-154..
  10. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Here's the comparison I promised..

    Pava A specifications:
    Width Nut 1.125"
    1st. Fret 1.135" ...
  11. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Hey that’s great Sherry Cadenhead! I’m certainly learning and appreciate all the input. I’m in the process of taking neck profile measurements on my current mandolins and have a couple of surprises...
  12. Re: Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    Wow! Some really great comments and exactly what I was hoping for. It’s good to see I’m not alone, as it’s obvious many of you have spent some time on these same issues. I’ll measure the neck profile...
  13. Thoughts on neck profiles and a mandolin upgrade

    I currently have a Eastman MD-505 and MD-415. Started with a cheaper Kentucky mandolin (KM-154) and at one point had the MD-505 and a Kentucky KM-805. Liked both, but didnít like dealing with the...
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