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  1. It's good to see folks in the musical instrument...

    It's good to see folks in the musical instrument business surviving this and as Jamie says, it has hit a lot of industries. A month ago I ordered parts for my table saw knowing that they wouldn't...
  2. Re: Hinged tailpiece cover on a Red Diamond mandolin

    I don't believe I've ever seen one of those either. I wonder who made them?
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    Re: Gotoh Tuners

    The major difference between them is as John says Worm under vs Worm over. The Gotoh MF40 F tuner comes in both nickel and gold color and are worm over. The worm under Gotoh of the same tuner I've...
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    Re: 1959 Sorkin/Stradolin Catalogue Pages

    I honestly can't answer that question as not all of them have that date stamp. I'm always kind of shocked when one is marked.
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    Re: 1959 Sorkin/Stradolin Catalogue Pages

    I'm sure Tom doesn't know everything his grandfather and uncle and father did but the chances that someone else built an instrument for an actual manufacturer of instruments is probably less than the...
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    Re: 1959 Sorkin/Stradolin Catalogue Pages

    When I sent a picture of the first Favilla branded Strad-O-Lin genre mandolin I found years ago to Tom Favilla he identified it as a mandolin his family had been building from the 20's through the...
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    Re: Tailpiece donner dml 100b

    One of the great mistakes that parents make when they have a child that wants to learn an instrument is to go out and buy the cheapest instrument available in case the child doesn't take to the...
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    Re: Tailpiece donner dml 100b

    That's why that guy made that video and put it on Youtube. :cool:
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    I've been working on creating a distressed Gibson F5G since about 2005. I've got some of it done mostly in spots where I rest my fingers and thumb.
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    Re: Tailpiece donner dml 100b

    I'm happy it's now playable. Mr. Garber, a dear friend of mine and long time Cafe member has provided sage advice when buying an instrument. It's not how much you spend on an instrument it's whether...
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    Re: Tailpiece donner dml 100b

    If it's a Gibson style stamped tailpiece look at this video. Note: I just Googled the model, follow the video below.
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    The reality is that nobody should care what you do and don't prefer in what an instrument looks, plays, or sounds like. This is a free country. Just don't even attempt to use a capo on a mandolin at...
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    Re: Antiqued/distressed instruments?

    People pay money for distressed jeans, leather jackets and other clothing items. It's not unique to our world but people like the look of the instruments their heroes are playing and many times those...
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    Re: Ferrules for a Kalamazoo KM-11

    I'd just use the Stewmac's. By the way, that was a common hardware store part that you might be able to duplicate at an old hardware store. The keyword is old. It's part of a grommet. I'm sure Gibson...
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    Re: Mandolin Cases

    I'll note that Weber is a Cafe sponsor.
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    Re: Loar Case Handle Restoration Inquiry

    The handles were used on things other than mandolin cases as well. Luggage and cases for horns come to mind. Nick is pointing you in the right direction.
  17. Re: Gear Tuner replacement for Morgan Monroe MMS-3

    Can you post an image of the back of their headstock? They also need to measure the distance between the posts on one set, center to center. Hopefully the post spacing would be the standard .906...
  18. Re: Looking for information on older F5 style mandolin

    Pictures of the body front and back would be helpful. My first impression would be a one off or a kit but there are folks here that have known the builder.
  19. Re: 1935/36 Wards Fall/Winter Catalog Gibson made mandolins

    There are two Kay built mandolins on the first page shown. I remember when the first Gibson made/rebranded Wards Kalamazoo mandolin hit the cafe years ago. A famous vintage instrument dealer said a...
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    Re: Polishing Gibson Tailpiece Cover

    I've use Nevr-Dull for years. About as non-abrasive as you can find.
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    Re: Crossrock Mandolin Cases

    This appears to be the link:
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  22. Re: Tuning machine planks with 1" spacing?

    Are you talking about 1 inch spacing post center to post center?

    These are close to an inch.
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    Re: New carbon fiber mandolin builder

    In case anyone wonders how hot it gets inside their car here is a calculator to determine that.
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    Re: Tone Guard!!

    Correct.
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    Re: Ready to get my hillbilly on!

    Not even My Cousin Vinny. :cool:
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