Search:

Type: Posts; User: Capt. E

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    23
    Views
    3,331

    Re: Why do people do this?

    I have always had the opinion that top wear is almost never "pick wear". It is from fingernails, etc. (pinky and ring). I also don't call the elevated 'guard' on a mandolin a "pick-guard"...it is a...
  2. Re: How important is having the original hardshell case?

    I obtained my 1920 A2 (my regular player) that came with the original case in good condition. I definitely prefer having the case, but I don't keep the A2 in it...not enough protection and the case...
  3. Replies
    42
    Views
    6,287

    Re: Learning to play with one less finger

    My little finger not only is short, but it bends in towards my ring finger. It has always been difficult for me to reach 4 finger chop chords, so I mostly get along just fine with three fingers. You...
  4. Replies
    15
    Views
    4,141

    Re: Gibson A 1916 mandolin case search

    I have a rectangular case made by Access that fits my 1920 A-2 perfectly. Not sure about a model number. Only negative is that it is somewhat heavy, but hey...it protects my 100 y/o friend very well....
  5. Replies
    31
    Views
    4,469

    Re: Valuing a Gibson by Dr Lori

    Even worse is the person that proudly shows you their latest "steal" and you have to tell them they were cheated.
  6. Thread: '17 A-1 Bridge

    by Capt. E
    Replies
    19
    Views
    2,108

    Re: '17 A-1 Bridge

    Now you have me wondering. I put a CA bridge on my 1919 A2 and like it, but maybe I should put the original bridge back on and see which I like best. The CA did lower the action. My A-2 is completely...
  7. Replies
    64
    Views
    16,625

    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    There is (was?) a wonderful white-face A3 at Fiddlers Green that I have lusted over as well. Big sound on that one.
  8. Replies
    64
    Views
    16,625

    Re: Vintage Gibson oval hole

    My 1920 A2 has been my favorite for quite a while. There is something about the woods used and the craftsmen who made the A2 beginning about 1919 through the early 20's. My other mandolin is a 2008...
  9. Replies
    51
    Views
    4,022

    Re: beside the mandolin.

    I'll stick with my tenor guitar....tuned like an octave mandolin. I also play: button accordion, penny whistles, harmonica.
  10. Replies
    23
    Views
    4,186

    Re: Original cost of a Lloyd Loar F5

    It makes me think about what my A-2 sold for in Jan 1920...$55.00. I have the purchase order. That may have been for many people two months salary. Sold by a Gibson rep in Chicago.
    The buyer paid...
  11. Replies
    16
    Views
    3,109

    Re: Go To Jams Now!

    In Austin Texas, we seem to have quite a few jams every month. The best place to keep updated is at the website for Austin Friends of Traditional Music ... aftm.us
    There is at least one jam...
  12. Replies
    28
    Views
    4,612

    Re: Del McCoury Band w/ Thile

    Del McCoy was great Friday night at Old Settlers Music Fest last month...night closed out by Shiny Ribs. Doesn't get much better.
  13. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,357

    Re: Interesting case

    Reminds me of a violin I saw at a flea market that was in such a case...only wanted $200 for it. Silly me passed on it. The "fiddle" was easily worth the money...the case probably a good bit more.
  14. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,575

    Re: Modern bridge on a teens Gibson?

    I replaced the original bridge on my 1920 A-2 with a Cumberland and love it. (kept the original bridge of course). I wanted a modified action and did not want to modify the original bridge.
  15. Replies
    15
    Views
    2,376

    Re: Gibson mandolin tailpiece cover

    That pineapple tailpiece may be worth more than the mandolin..(ha ha)
  16. Replies
    34
    Views
    4,740

    Re: Real Wear not Distressing

    And if there was not a finger rest (erroneously called a pick guard) there might be wear from fingernails. Does the pick ever touch the top beyond the e-string?
  17. Replies
    2
    Views
    790

    Re: NMD: Shiro ca. 1965

    I owned a Shiro exactly like yours for a number of years. It was my first "good" mandolin. Shiro is an alternative name for Aria. The founder of Aria was a man named Shiro Arai. He switched the last...
  18. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,228

    Re: Austin - where to go for music?

    Definitely try and visit Tom Ellis, you'll meet Pava as well.
    Of course go to Fiddlers Green
    BBQ: I agree you don't have to go out of town, there are many in Austin: Blacks (on Guadalupe, not the...
  19. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,590

    Re: Total Newbie Looking for advise

    I would go for a US made instrument. That would be Weber, Collins, Pava, Northfield, Passernig, Ratliff etc. Take a look at the offerings at Fiddlersgreenmusicshop.com here in Austin. They have...
  20. Replies
    34
    Views
    5,528

    Re: Would it be a dumb move?

    When it comes down to it, Kentucky mandolins are in my opinion among the best pac rim instruments. I would consider trading the 505 only for a small shop US made instrument. KM 505's have been near...
  21. Replies
    44
    Views
    5,118

    Re: Strap peg keeps popping out

    My pet peeve is the so called "pick guard". It is a finger rest. You might notice that your pick never touches the top of a mandolin without one. Top wear is caused by fingernails etc.
    Yeah,...
  22. Replies
    43
    Views
    4,615

    Re: Tempted by a Gibson 1920 A-3

    Never found out why it was returned...I don't think it had anything to do with playability etc.

    My A-2 was sold in Jan 1920. I think the 20-22 A's are pretty special. You can include the first of...
  23. Replies
    43
    Views
    4,615

    Re: Tempted by a Gibson 1920 A-3

    The temptation is almost overpowering...but not quite. Oh well, maybe give it time and hopefully someone will relieve me by buying it. It is a good price.
  24. Thread: 1913 a-1

    by Capt. E
    Replies
    14
    Views
    2,558

    Re: 1913 a-1

    I am still amazed that my 1920 A-2 came with the original purchase order/receipt
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=131390&d=1425595023
  25. Replies
    32
    Views
    3,959

    Re: What pick for a teens Gibson?

    I can't help but think of Bill Monroe and his comment that he uses whatever pick is around. Wonder what he would think about spending $35 on a Bluechip. Whatever...I do like the 3 I own.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4