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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Re. The Sawstop. In addition to cost and hubris, I think the inventor’s attempt to get legislation to mandate his design was offensive, although very American. If, instead, the technology was made...
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    Interesting link to Jake’s site. He waxed effusive about this uke, so maybe Tuturro stumbled into something, but something best left to injection molding. I’m thinking about how the staves (ribs)...
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    Re: Nut file sizes

    May have asked this before: If the nut grooves are ok, but, as common, all are too high, why not just carefully sand the bottom rather than take on the skilled filing job?. Of course, I’ve done...
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    Re: Beginner staining & finishing

    Does better with spilled booze?
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    Fox, don’t go away, you’re not being dissed. I read this forum as at least half amateur builders, players who are curious or have a problem to solve, and some like me, who do make other sorts of...
  6. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    Guilt by association. The eq-preamp panel is so common on low-end instruments that, like a too glossy plastic finish or a bit of bling, becomes a negative signifier regardless of anything...
  7. Re: Let's talk about the Stromberg archtop guitar on SGW...

    Great reference, Allen! Compromised for an acoustic, but fine for an electric. Just a little early in 1929.
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    Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    It’s code. The owner has a preferred customer, an artist who deserves such a gem. Sirius is the Dog Star…get it?
  9. Re: Where do the names F-style and A-style actually come from?

    Lost to time, it seems. Might have been interesting, like Frank Baum finding Oz on the lower drawer of the filing cabinet.
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    Re: Shaping an archtop

    The chainsaw disc is heads and shoulders, (and fingers and limbs) more evil than even chainsaws in the hands of drunks. I think bear carvers still use them.
    Yes, 10krpm small angle grinders with...
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    Re: Have you ever seen anything like this?

    Two sided instrument? Need to import this to mandolins. Two tunings, two genres, no neck bowing.
  12. Re: got a live one here folks, and he is coming in hot

    Can the ‘carved’ relief at the scroll be created by press, or would this perhaps just be filler? Same question with laminate.
  13. Re: Kentucky KM250 endpin - pressed or glued in?

    Re. Alignment. I know the Allen is expensive, but ‘fill and drill’ isn’t what I would call simple DIY. A wood taper only works if pretty accurate, so pehaps consider filing the tailpiece to match...
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    Re: Mystery corrosion - anyone know why?

    A dilemma, especially for those wanting cases to maintain humidity, so why not a combo humidifier and chemical off-gas absorber. Bernie?
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    Re: H 1 mandola on SGW

    With the distraction of this item, now over $1700 and two days to go, I snapped up my target instrument for $25.40. Plus shipping.
    The new rescue is going to be interesting, mysterious, and likely...
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    Re: H 1 mandola on SGW

    We might consider refining MAS with subscripts or extra letters as is common with uke-family instruments, as in ‘MAS D’ for mandola, -C, -B to perhaps tailor the treatment options.
    Good thing I have...
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    H 1 mandola on SGW

    Of course listed as a mandolin, lots of bids, although early. Clear photo of label, which casually looks as if s/n may be erased. Another hot one? No photos more useful for guessing condition, and...
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    Re: Franken-Gibson with added Virzi!

    Many years ago I found a tin of Putz Pomade. With no German but familiarity with Yiddish, thought it was a gag! Turns out to be a real product, used in printing, not on jerks or privates. The...
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    Re: Franken-Gibson with added Virzi!

    Well, on the first point, as an MIT grad, I do not associate literacy with engineers of any stripe. In fact, freshman ‘humanities’ was feared by many. On the second point, I checked just now: The...
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    Re: Mandolins as a work of art

    This is one area where it’s probably smart to just take the undefined, street version of a phrase, like ‘work of art’ and use it, rather than get embroiled in formal terms. I’m afraid that if we go...
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    Re: Has COVID affected your MAS?

    Like Daryl, I shifted to caregiver, for my SO, a bit over a year ago and haven’t been home more than a few days since. So pandemic issues, magnified by an immuno-compromised person, and no access...
  22. Re: On Shopgoodwill: tape over the logo and serial number. Why?

    The recent go-around with the Gibson ‘toy’ flattop, which was almost certainly authentic but was suckering people, ending up in relisting with the truss cover turned to the blank side, shows that...
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    Re: Jade mandolin with a strangely shaped top

    Well, you’re correct to investigate this since it, as mentioned, is severe, and might be continuing. One distinction you can make is whether it’s the top itself changing shape or the string tension...
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    Re: Time to practice hand rubbed sunburst

    Possibly bears mentioning if you’ve little or no experience with an airbrush: None of them, especially not the less-adjustable budget ones, have a quick learning curve. I’d suggest first spraying...
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    What is

    The trident head looks familiar but I canít place it. No valid measurements given, but looks small. Plate tuners replacing pegs? On SGW now
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